Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli)

Aglio e Olio is a simple, Italian classic. It consists of garlic, oil and chilli, a fast dish for the minimalists! As you are only using a few ingredients, make sure they are good quality. And it's naturally vegan!

Categories: Pasta, Vegan

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 8 mins Cooking time: 15 mins



  • 450g / 1lb dried spaghetti
  • 75ml /5 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1-2 fresh chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the manufacturer's instructions until 'al dente'.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic and chilli and fry for 1 minute, but do not burn.
  3. Drain the pasta well and put it into a hot serving dish. Toss in the hot oil and season to taste.

Cooks tips

Suitable for vegetarians.
Serve with plenty of warm Italian-style bread to mop up the juices.
Remember to wash your hands well after preparing the chillies.

Cook with:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a unique rich fruity flavour and complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it a perfect healthy condiment. This oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, drizzling and dipping.

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