Chili garlic parmesan pasta is the ultimate comfort food.
This dish is called Poor Man’s Pasta but you may know this as the spaghetti aglio olio, or pasta with garlic (aglio) and oil (olio).
While I don’t have a traditional lifestyle, like everyone I am strapped for time and don’t want to eat fast food.
Pasta is great because we can add lots of veggies and it can be made in less time than delivery pizza.
Back to spaghetti aglio olio…
It’s a simple but classic Italian pasta dish that is also great if you’re on a budget.
This easy pasta is so simple and it’s also quick. Ironically, after eating all day for work I come home and I’m hungry!
It isn’t until your body relaxes at home that you realize you need to eat something – NOW!
I always have dry pasta, garlic and parmesan in the fridge and if I have any greens like kale or chard it’s quick to drop in.
What I love most about this dish is that it’s something I can make even on Sunday mornings after a late night out.
Spaghetti aglio olio is originally from southern Italy in Naples and many variations exist, some add chili flakes others with parmesan or pecorino and many include parsley.
It’s a pasta that allows you to add whatever you might like so for me that’s often greens.
I don’t care for the taste of whole wheat pasta so with this Smart line we can have white pasta but also the 8g of fibre per serving that comes along with it.
Nutrition Information Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 4mgSodium 3252mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g
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Disclosure: This spaghetti aglio olio post is part of a four part series in partnership with Catelli Pasta, a great Canadian brand that has asked us to share our favourite pasta recipes. If they hadn’t approached us we would still be eating pasta 3-4 nights a week.
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Spaghetti Aglio Olio: Poor Man's Pasta – This recipe is for two portions but is flexible enough to serve a crowd. – Catelli Smart spaghetti, Kosher salt (2 tablespoons for water 1 tablespoon for pasta), minced garlic, dried chili, olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, , Bring large pot of water and 2 tablespoons kosher salt to a boil.; Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.; Drain and leave pasta in strainer.; Return pot to medium heat, add olive oil and garlic, Saute one minute. Add chilis, pasta and 1; tablespoon of kosher salt.; Toss together and add 1/2 grated parmesan.; Place in warm bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese.; ; – – Main Dish – Italian – Italy – italy – recipe – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]