Pasta Aglio e Olio

Feeds: 4


  • 400g uncooked spaghetti

  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (More if want more slutty)

  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes

  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley

  • 1 cup good quality parmesan


Pasta Aglio e Olio or in english a cheesy , garlicky olive oil pasta. Think garlic bread but with pasta a simple meal that is ready in no time with ingredients you will have in your cupboards. Trust us this will become a staple in your household.

Slut it up to the max with extra cheese and extra olive oil.


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a pasta bowl.

  2. Combine garlic and olive oil in a cold pan. Cook over medium heat to slowly toast garlic, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low when olive oil begins to bubble. Cook and stir until garlic is golden brown, about another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir chilli flakes, black pepper, and salt into the pasta. Pour in olive oil and garlic, a cup of the pasta water then sprinkle on flat leaf parsley and 3/4 of the parmesan cheese; stir until combined.

  4. Serve pasta topped the the remaining pasta.

  5. ENJOY

Recipe credit

Chef John
"Remember there is no dish that adding bacon does not improve"

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