This is one of the easiest Italian dishes. Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil. I can eat this every day if given a choice!


  • Pasta
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • Parsley, and parmesan to liven things up



To start the dish, take sliced garlic and a high-quality extra virgin olive oil and add to a cold pan, warmed over medium heat. The goal here is not to brown the garlic while softening the actual cloves. At the same time that the garlic and oil go onto the stove, add the pasta into salted, boiling water. As the sauce cooks, the pasta cooks as well.

After about 5 minutes, the garlic will start to sizzle but not brown. At this stage, add the chili flakes, stir for 30 seconds, and then add a cup of starchy pasta water, which helps it stick to the strands of pasta.

Once the pasta finishes cooking, transfer it straight to the saucepan. Toss everything together with cheese and parsley and the dish is ready!

Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it!




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