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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, pronounced ah-li-oh ee o-li-oh, is a traditional Italian dish made with just pasta, garlic, simple seasonings, and olive oil. This easy, economical pasta recipe takes less than 20 minutes and is filled with so much delicious garlicky flavor!
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Spaghetti aglio e olio shows how basic pantry ingredients can make something so flavorful and satisfying–perhaps more than any other Italian classic! Like cacio e pepe or minestrone soup, it’s a weeknight-friendly recipe that proves you don’t need fancy ingredients to make something to feed the whole family.
In fact, aglio e olio gets its name from its short ingredient list, “aglio” meaning garlic and “olio” meaning oil. In its most traditional form, it’s just cooked pasta tossed in