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Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta (Pasta Aglio E Olio)

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Pasta aglio e olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that has the simplest ingredients but full of big flavor. Incredibly easy to throw together any night of the week when you're craving some light pasta!

You know what movie is completely underrated and not watched nearly enough? Chef.

EVERYTHING about the movie is amazing. It’s one of those movies I can watch over and over and over again. In fact, I actually do watch it a lot. Thankful for Netflix because I watch it at least once a week.

I love the soundtrack, I love the storyline, I love all the cooking, the FOOD, and I just love that it’s a very natural and real story. It’s not overly stuffy and it has good humor in it. There are some great actors and actresses in it but at the end of the day, the whole theme of family really brings it all together. Ahh, I want to go watch it again right now. Have you seen it before??

Pasta aglio e olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that has the simplest ingredients but full of big flavor. Incredibly easy to throw together any night of the week when you're craving some light pasta!

If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know the exact scene I’m talking about. Chef Carl Casper is in his apartment with his…girlfriend? Hookup? Haha, not sure what to call her (Scarlett Johansson) in this movie. All you know is that it’s the elusive, “we’re sleeping together but we won’t explicitly say it.” Anyway, so he’s making her this incredible pasta dish after one of his shifts. It’s one of the simplest pastas but the way he makes it and the way it’s filmed just makes you uncontrollably drool.

The frying of the garlic and red pepper flakes and then the al dente pasta being tossed into the olive oil. Oh my gosh. And then the way he plates it. Goodness, I know that scene all too well.

Obviously this pasta dish is an exact recreation from the movie. I knew I had to make it one day and see if it tasted as amazing as it looked.

Pasta aglio e olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that has the simplest ingredients but full of big flavor. Incredibly easy to throw together any night of the week when you're craving some light pasta!

Verdict: it was a winner. Now I’m off to watch the movie again…for the 340th time. :)

Pasta aglio e olio is a classic Italian pasta dish that has the simplest ingredients but full of big flavor. Incredibly easy to throw together any night of the week when you're craving some light pasta!
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Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta (Pasta Aglio E Olio)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A super simple pasta dish that has loads of flavor and smells amazing! You will be a fan of this from the start!

Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried bucatini pasta
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic cloves and let sizzle and cook for 2-3 minutes, careful not to burn it. Then add the crushed red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  3. Once the pasta has finished cooking, drain well then add to the skillet and toss to coat. Add the parsley, cheese, salt, and pepper and toss until well-coated and everything distributed evenly.

  4. Serve in generous portions.

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Posted on September 26, 2017

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  1. Jess @ Gas Stove Girl
    09/26/2017 at 9:42 am

    My favorite scene from that movie is when he makes the grilled cheese sandwich! It is just so perfect and mouth-watering, plus I actually learned great tips for making the best grilled cheese.

    • Julie
      09/27/2017 at 7:23 am

      Ahh yes!! That scene is cheesy good too!!

  2. Robin
    09/26/2017 at 1:11 pm

    OMGoodness–love the whole pasta/freshgarlic/evoo/freshparmesan theme. I’m constantly on the lookout for new add-ins. This one has me salivating, will be make this tonight topped with shrimp. Oh-la-la!

    • Julie
      09/27/2017 at 7:24 am

      Enjoy!!!

  3. Catherine
    10/04/2017 at 4:49 pm

    It looks amazing!! Both the movie and the pasta… but mostly the pasta ;)
    Thank you for another great recipe!

    • Julie
      10/05/2017 at 2:22 pm

      Haha! :) you’re welcome!

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