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3-Ingredient Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Whip up a traditional Italian pasta dish in 20 minutes with this 3-Ingredient Spaghetti Aglio e Olio!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pasta recipe, spaghetti aglio e olio, spaghetti recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 582 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 lb. spaghetti imported from Italy
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil imported from Italy (Cilento Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO)
  • 2 teaspoons minced or pressed garlic
  • Garnish: red pepper flakes; chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook spaghetti in salted water, according to package instructions (be sure to salt the water, because this is the only salt that will be added to the dish, since salt doesn’t dissolve well in the olive oil sauce).
  2. While the pasta is cooking, put olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring until garlic becomes a pale gold, about 5-7 minutes (be careful that it doesn’t brown and burn).
  3. Toss the cooked, drained pasta with the olive oil sauce. Garnish with red pepper flakes and chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.