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Recipe of the Week: SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO

Discover the timeless charm of “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio,” a classic Italian dish that promises simplicity and flavor in every bite. This traditional recipe uses just a few high-quality ingredients—spaghetti, fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a pinch of red pepper flakes—to deliver a meal that’s both comforting and effortlessly elegant. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a romantic evening, “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio” is a testament to the magic of Italian cooking, where less truly is more. Indulge in the rich, aromatic flavors that have been cherished in kitchens across Italy for generations. Enjoy the authentic taste of Italy right at your table with this easy-to-follow, delightful pasta dish!

Estimated Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes 
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 8 servings


Cooking Instructions

  1. Step 1: Heat olive oil in small saucepan on medium-low heat until shimmering, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 4 teaspoons of the garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. Step 2: Bring 3 quarts of water to boil in large saucepan on high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the salt and pasta, stirring to separate. Cook as directed on package for al dente pasta, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain, reserving 2 1/4 cups pasta water.
  3. Step 3: Mix 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder in small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Step 4: Return pasta and remaining 2 cups reserved pasta water to large saucepan. Add garlic-infused olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring to mix. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the liquid has absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Add reserved pasta water and garlic mixture, along with crushed red pepper and parsley, tossing to mix well. Serve immediately, sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

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