One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Our one-pot rendition of the classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio recipe turned out so good that we immediately started working on this blog post.

If you’re unfamiliar with Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, it’s an Italian dish primarily consisting of spaghetti, garlic, olive oil, and parsley.

Unlike the original dish, we’ll be cooking (raw) spaghetti together with sauteed garlic-chili flakes mixture.

Let’s go!

One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
4.34 from 3 votes

One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Quick and Easy Vegan One-Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe by Veganbell.
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Course -Lunch
Cuisine -Italian
Keyword -aglio e olio, italian, pasta
Prep Time -3 minutes
Cook Time -15 minutes
Total Time -18 minutes
Servings -1
Calories -778kcal
Author -Veganbell

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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Spaghetti pasta for 1 serving (adjust for multiple servings)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Handful of cilantro / parsley (freshly chopped)


  • Set a large, thick-bottomed pan over low-medium heat.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil + garlic + chili flakes.
  • Saute for 5-6 minutes, or until the garlic is golden.
  • Add salt + water + spaghetti. Give it a quick mix.
  • Cover the pan, turn up the heat to medium, and bring it to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a boil, remove the cover and stir continuously for 4-5 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked, and around half of the liquid is absorbed / evaporated.
  • Next, add lemon juice + pepper + freshly chopped cilantro.
  • Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes, or until much of the liquid is evaporated and emulsified. You're looking for a thick, saucy mixture at this point.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot.


Calories: 778 kcal | Carbohydrates: 83 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 44 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Sodium: 2392 mg | Potassium: 326 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 593 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 64 mg | Iron: 2 mg

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5 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Perrrrfect pasta for lazyheads like me!

  2. 5 stars
    Fast and easy! Spicy hot. Really great when short on time. All the ingredients keep well, and most will be things you have on hand anyway, so it makes a great emergency dish for when the cupboard is bare.
    I’ve put it in my weekly rotation.

  3. 3 stars
    tried it for 1 serving, turned out great… made it again with two servings… ruined my dinner and my night bc it turned out saltier than the sea. also, when making it for 1 serving, the amount of lemon juice becomes overbearing. so if im going to be making this again, i would definitely half the portions of salt and lemon juice. again, i cannot stress how much the saltiness of the pasta ruined my night

  4. Hi There
    I have a question about the amount of garlic. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic. If I use minced garlic in a jar do I add the same amount or less? I’m seventy eight and my hands are not very steady. Looking forward to making this recipe.

    1. Veganbell says:

      Hi Joe, if you’re using minced garlic, 1 tablespoon should suffice. Thanks for commenting!

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