Make this delicious 10-minute spaghetti with garlic and oil recipe and you’ll never want to try any other type of pasta.

Spaghetti with garlic and oil recipe:
fast, simple and delicious

Who doesn’t love a tasty dish of spaghetti with garlic and oil? This simple yet delicious recipe will make us feel like kids again, and it’s so versatile that it can be altered to suit any occasion. This recipe for pasta with olive oil, garlic and parsley is one of the easiest available, allowing you to try Italian flavors in just a matter of minutes. Do you want to know how? Keep reading and take note.

Make this easy recipe for pasta with olive oil, garlic and parsley

Ingredients (4 servings)

  •       1 lb. spaghetti
  •       ½ cup + 1 Tbsp Italica Olive Oil
  •       4 garlic cloves (minced)
  •       2 Tbsp fresh parsley (minced)
  •       ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  •       Salt to taste
  •       Optional: ground black pepper, to taste
  •       Optional: ½ cup grated parmesan cheese


The first step in our spaghetti with garlic and oil recipe is to cook the main ingredient. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add the pound of spaghetti and salt to taste. The cooking time will depend on the pasta type, so read the package instructions.

Should you put olive oil in pasta water? The answer is yes! Click here to read about its benefits and why you should always add oil when cooking pasta. So 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil coming up!

In the meantime, make the sauce that will give our meal a delicious flavor. Cook 4 minced garlic cloves and ½ cup of Olive Oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir periodically until golden, and then add ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Turn off the heat after one minute.

Next, strain the pasta and add it to the saucepan with our sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of fresh minced parsley and mix well.

Serve and season to taste. For example, our ​​spaghetti with garlic and oil can be topped with ground black pepper or parmesan cheese. Whatever you decide, it will be delicious!

*Chef’s tips*

Although this recipe for pasta with olive oil, garlic and parsley is fairly simple, here are some tips to ensure a perfect result. First, to prevent a bitter flavor, avoid excessively heating the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. No more than 2 minutes.

Second, if the sauce seems a bit dry when mixing all the ingredients, simply add a small amount of Olive Oil or pasta water.

Be sure to check out our home cook tips using olive oil and transform yourself into a top chef!

More ideas for spaghetti and oil

We know what you’re thinking: this recipe is for warm pasta, but is there an alternative for days when we prefer a cold pasta dish? We have the perfect solution for you: a cold pasta salad with olive oil and garlic recipe.

And if you believe that cheese is a must-have and that there is no such thing as a dish with too much cheese, then you’ll probably love pasta with olive oil tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

Or do you prefer to pair your pasta with nutritional sauces, spices or vegetables? Include this recipe in your balanced diet! We recommend choosing from these 22 pasta toppings. From now on, you will always know what to add to your pasta dish!

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