Pasta has never been more simple than with this Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino! Just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes is all it takes to make this simple meal!
Post Number 100! Woohoo! I made it! I can’t believe I’ve been doing GEAR long enough to hit number 100! It’s super exciting though and I can’t wait til my one year blog-iversary in December!
To commemorate my 100th post, I decided it was high time that I posted one of my favorite, easiest, go-to recipes: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino.
Years ago I was scrolling Pinterest and saw this pasta recipe on there. I loved how simple and easy it looked, and not to mention tasty! Since then I’ve adapted the recipe to make it my own!
So do you want to know my secret to this deliciousness?
Well, do you?
It is actually the secret in a number of my recipes. One of my favorite ingredients.
Yep, garlic salt.
I love the intense garlicy taste as well as that amazing saltiness. I prefer it over both cooked and raw garlic in this. I find raw garlic to be too bitter and I don’t like the sweetness of roasted garlic in it. The garlic salt is a perfect substitute because it adds a ton of great garlic flavor without any bitterness!
The other thing I love about this dish is how simple it is. It tastes amazing but doesn’t have any of the heaviness that pasta can sometimes come with. Plus, it is so so easy to put together!!!
Ok, if you can’t tell, I kinda love this dish.
Matt and I love making it when we don’t have a lot of time and just want something a little lighter for dinner. This is our weeknight go-to and I hope it becomes one for you too!
- 8oz spaghetti noodles
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Once finished cooking, drain pasta and place in a bowl.
- Drizzle olive oil and all spices over the pasta. Toss until fully combined. Serve warm.
- If you want to make this meal more hearty, consider adding chicken or shrimp to the dish!