Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic (Aglio Et Olio)

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A simple but truly authentic Italian dish – you can make it from store cupboard ingredients.

Serves 4 (recipe divides in half or doubles easily)


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes or 1 tablespoon of chilli oil (use more or less to taste)
400g spaghetti, cooked in lots of salted boiling water
Freshly grated Parmesan to serve


1. Add the olive oil to a frying pan or large saucepan. Add the garlic and chilli and sauté over a gentle heat making sure that you don’t burn the garlic.

2. Add the cooked spaghetti and toss well.

3. Add the grated Parmesan and serve immediately.


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