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15-Minute Spaghetti Aglio e Olio


  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  • 13 oz dry spaghetti (I use whole grain)
  • 4 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped (I use red onion for color)
  • 1/2 cup regular strength chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt + freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: Dried red pepper flakes, 1 lemon sliced into wedges, extra parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain pasta in colander. Transfer pasta back into the empty pot and toss with 3 TB olive oil; cover and set aside.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, heat 1 TB olive oil in large skillet until oil is hot. Add garlic and onion, stirring until aromatic and browned, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic mixture to the pot of cooked spaghetti and stir to combine well. Add broth to loosen pasta as needed. Add parsley and parmesan cheese, tossing until well coated. Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. If using, sprinkle with desired amount of red pepper flakes and serve with fresh lemon wedges and extra parmesan cheese.

Notes

I use chicken or veggie broth for extra flavor, but you can use the traditional pasta water instead (reserve some of the pasta water before draining the pasta, and use that for the liquid.)
This dish is fantastic with Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken or 10-minute Garlic Shrimp.

  • Category: pasta, dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian