Recipe: Aglio e Olio | Pasta with Chilli and Olive Oil


This is still my 10-minutes-to-the-table dish. It is not only delicious but life saving when you need a meal and need it quickly. Add a green salad.

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Chilli

Aglio e Olio | Pasta with Oil and Chilli

Cooking Pasta, even making pasta from scratch, and serving with this sauce is so quick – 6 minutes or so when using existing pasta, about 30 minutes when making the pasta yourself. This is one of my favourite ways of eating pasta. The tastes are pure, and it lets the pasta itself shine through.

400 g freshly boiled pasta 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely (I prefer chopped garlic, but you can crush it) 4 Tblspn great extra virgin olive oil
0.5 red chilli, or to taste 4 Tblspn grated parmesan

Mix the drained pasta with the other ingredients. Serve.

recipe notes and alternatives
dd 1 – 2 tomatoes, diced; 1- 2 spring onions, sliced finely; and/or finely shredded zucchini. I particularly like the combination of oil, garlic, chilli, tomato, and spring onion. Throw in a handful of fresh basil leaves, or chopped parsley.



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