Oil and Garlic Spaghettini Recipe

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Nana Van der Burgt Modified: March 21, 2022
Oil and Garlic Spaghettini Recipe

How To Make Oil and Garlic Spaghettini

You only need 5 ingredients to yield a rich, garlicky, and cheesy pasta meal perfect for lunch, in this easy-to-follow spaghettini recipe!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • salt
  • 1lbspaghettini,or vermicelli
  • 5tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 10garlic cloves
  • ½tspcrushed red pepper
  • 1cupfreshly parmigiano reggiano,or pecorino romano cheese, grated, optional


  1. Bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil in an 8-quart pot over high heat. Stir the spaghettini into the boiling water. Return to a boil, stirring frequently.

  2. Cook the pasta, semi-covered, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes, until tender but still very firm.

  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, shaking the skillet and stirring, for about 2 minutes, until pale golden.

  4. Remove from the heat and add crushed red pepper..

  5. Ladle about 1½ cups of the pasta cooking water into the sauce. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt to taste.

  6. Bring the sauce and pasta to a simmer, tossing to coat with sauce. Cook for about 1 minute, until the pasta is coated with the sauce and done.

  7. Remove the pot from the heat and toss in the grated cheese. Check the seasoning, adding salt and crushed red pepper if necessary.

  8. Serve immediately in warm bowls, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 485.00kcal
  • Fat: 18.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.84g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.99g
  • Fiber: 2.56g
  • Sugar: 2.28g
  • Protein: 19.05g
  • Cholesterol: 16.85mg
  • Sodium: 346.69mg
  • Calcium: 318.71mg
  • Potassium: 214.57mg
  • Iron: 1.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.67mg
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