Pasta Aglio e Olio. So, this was one of the first dishes I made for this blog way back in May of 2011 (and side note wow, is it a terrible photo!).
So yeah, What the heck is Pasta Aglio e Olio? Pasta Aglio e Olio is a traditional Italian dish that means pasta with garlic and olive oil. I pretty much want to put garlic and olive oil on everything. It’s by far one of my most used and favorite ingredients to use in my cooking. I probably put way too much of it on some things, but what can I say? I’m just a garlickly kind of gal. This was one of the first dishes my Grandma taught me to make many years ago.
One of the things I love about this dish is how light and versatile it is. It’s typically made with garlic, olive oil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. I often make it as a side dish with chicken or fish, but sometimes I like to get real crazy and actually make it as a main dish and I mix in steamed veggies and/or chicken or shrimp (I know, aren’t I just wild?!). My Grandma usually just tosses in a handful of peas (which is my personal favorite way, btdubs). Honestly though, I could really just eat a bowl of it with nothing tossed in. It’s just one of those comforting dishes for me that always reminds me of family.
Yield: 4-8 servings (depends on if serving as a side or main dish)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes