Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme

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Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme

English name:

Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme

Original name:

Spaghetti aglio, olio e timo

Servings:

4

Cooking/baking time:

Total:

Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme ingredients:

  • 14 ounces (400 gr) spaghetti
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of chopped fresh or dried thyme
  • 2 oz (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Parmiggiano-Reggiano

Sometimes you just don’t want to spend more than 10 minutes in the kitchen, yet still like to serve a “real” dish with authentic flavors, and no processed food. This is the dish for such occasions, a very basic Italian pasta recipe.

Derived from the famous spaghetti olio e aglio, this recipe is my creation. Don’t expect a large recipe, it is ready in literally 10 minutes, cooking the pasta included.

Basic Italian pasta recipe: Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme

  1. Start cooking the spaghetti. You can find some tips on how to cook Italian pasta here.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop the garlic and the fresh thyme. If you use dried thyme you don’t need to chop it.
  3. Basic Italian pasta recipe: garlic and thyme

    Basic Italian pasta recipe: with garlic and thyme

  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a few minutes over medium heat. Don’t let it brown as it looses it’s freshness. Add the thyme and fry together for another 30 seconds.
  5. Basic Italian pasta recipe: fry the garlic and thyme

    Fry the garlic and thyme

  6. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain it and toss it with the garlicky oil. Serve with grated Parmiggiano-Reggiano.
  7. Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme: toss the pasta with the other ingredients

    Toss the pasta with the other ingredients

This dish is a perfect “primo piatto” or first course for any occasion. As for me, I love this basic Italian pasta recipe even as a main dish, a really easy 10 minute meal.

As an entrée it serves 4-6 persons, or as main dish it serves 2-3.

Basic Italian pasta recipe: Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and thyme

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