This 15-Minute Spaghetti Aglio e Olio uses only a handful of healthy, natural ingredients. It comes together quickly and tastes freshly delicious. Pairs well with any protein or veggies.
This week has started out in playing catch-up because we live in a winter wonderland that’s just blessed us with several new inches of March snow. 🤨
Heavy snow was expected to blanket the grounds early yesterday morning, but nothing eventful happened all day. We ended up getting a very belated snow storm for the evening commute instead.
However, the schools all around closed down for the fakeout snow day yesterday, which means all the boys stayed home with their rowdy selves, which means mama scrambled around all day and barely got anything tangible done.
Which also means I considered it a huge win to manage serving spaghetti for dinner last night. After all, I couldn’t even find time to squeeze in a shower til late at night.
So yeah, on crazy days like these, sitting down to a big plate of homemade Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a momentous accomplishment…
Measurements for pasta aglio e olio generally can be done by eye. Aglio e Olio is a quintessential Italian pasta that’s basic and simple and thoroughly delicious. It’s no wonder that even toddlers in Italy are familiar with this dish.
Though amounts can vary a bit, depending on taste, the typical team members include plenty of sauteéd garlic, good quality olive oil, and fresh herbs like parsley for garnish. Happy bonus: lots and lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Because The Littles can gobble up huge portions of parm, we take every opportunity to load up our spaghetti with it.
Feel free to kick up your Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with dried red pepper flakes for a bit of spunky heat. Otherwise, you can leave it out and just do the freshly cracked black pepper thing. The best thing about this healthy pot of carbs is its versatility – add your fave protein, serve alongside easy roasted veggies, or play with fresh herbs.
We went rogue and drizzled fresh lemon juice over the finished pasta, resulting in a audaciously refreshing taste experience.
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