Aglio Olio (Spaghetti) – Shack Saturdays Special

Aglio Olio - Indian Curry ShackShack Saturdays defines comfort this weekend through a big bowl of Aglio Olio (Spaghetti with oil, garlic and red chilli flakes) topped with your choice of shredded cheese.

It’s a recipe my better half is the best at. I love it with a fried egg on the side!

Preparation Time 8-10 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Servings 4
Main Ingredients Spaghetti, Garlic & Chilli Flakes
Course Main-course
Level Of Cooking Medium


  • Spaghetti (Pasta made in solid strings) 500 grams
  • Garlic  5-7 cloves minced
  • Olive Oil (preferably extra virgin)  3 tablespoons
  • Red Chilli Flakes  1 teaspoon (add more to your taste)
  • Parmesan Cheese or your choice of cheese  Grated (optional)
  • Salt  to taste


Aglio Olio while boiling - ICSStep 1
Bring a large pan/pot of cold water to a boil over high heat for 5-7 minutes. Then add salt generously. Add the spaghetti (pasta) and cook, stirring occasionally until it’s tender but not mushy.

Aglio Olio while cooking - ICSStep 2
While the spaghetti (pasta) cooks, combine the garlic, olive oil (2 tablespoons), salt to taste, and red chilli flakes in a large pan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic softens and turns golden brown for about 2-3 minutes.

Aglio Olio (Pasta) - ICSStep 3
Drain the pasta in a colander set in the sink. Add the pasta to the garlic mixture. Mix well. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (preferably extra virgin) to the pasta and give a stir. Transfer to a large serving bowl or divide amongst 4 dishes. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).

Relish your Palate!

(PS: You can pair Spaghetti (pasta) with many different pasta sauces and enjoy too. I have used 2-3 diced button mushrooms in this one – it’s completely optional.)

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  1. Thank you very much for the recipe
    i would like to try it.. 😀
    yuuuuum yuuuumm

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  3. It looks so delicious!

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  5. One simple, yet yummy dish. And ohhh… that egg. 😀 I’d love to take a plate of this, please. 😀

  6. This is an idea for pasta I can easily remember. The fried egg with it is a great addition. Thanks for bringing it to share at Fiesta Friday.

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