Italian Grandma Makes Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Oil)

Gina Petitti was born in 1935 in Faeto, Italy. Most of these recipes are from what she learned growing up in Italy, but some of them have evolved over time. She has also learned new recipes from friends and family in America

Grandma’s recipe is below.



SPAGHETTI AGLIO e OLIO (Garlic & Oil)

1 lb Spaghetti
¾ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10-12 cloves Garlic, sliced
½ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
1 tsp Black Pepper, or to taste
3/4 cup Pasta Water, approximately
½ cup Grated Pecorino Romano, or to taste
Salt to taste

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