Posted February 21, 2023 by admin
Spaghetti Aglio E Olio with green peas is a perfect dinner or midnight meal for lazy days. This midnight spaghetti recipe needs only 3 base ingredients, and you’ll love how delicious it turns out to be in only 30 minutes.
This is one of the simplest, quickest, and easiest pasta meals I have tried. Still, there is one more ‘iest’ that I would like to add to its description, and that is the tastiest of them all.
Another special thing about this spaghetti and peas pasta is that anyone in Italy can make it, even if he doesn’t know how to cook it. The instructions are very simple to follow, and your perfect pasta meal is ready to eat in less than an hour. Cool!
The term spaghetti Aglio e Olio refers to spaghetti with garlic and Olive oil. This classic traditional Italian pasta is a whole heavenly food. It is healthy because its sauce is based on Olive oil, which is high in good fat.
What you’ll need to prepare Spaghetti Aglio with green peas:
Shall we get to the business now? Wear your apron, wash your hands, and get right into the steps!
Italian spaghetti is cooked in many different styles. The base is the same, including Olive oil, garlic, peas, and spaghetti. I also love adding red pepper flakes, yet my all-time favorite is the cooked green peas. I always prepare the peas in my freezer because I can’t resist repeatedly making this recipe. It’s light, filling, and so full of taste.
Let’s talk about the steps of cooking this pasta and peas recipe.
The first to begin with the spaghetti Aglio with green peas recipe is to boil your spaghetti in a wide pot. Now, remember to add salt to the water before you boil it to add flavor to the noodles.
Once the water on the stove is bubbly, add spaghetti and let it cook until the spaghetti gets firm.
When the spaghetti is well cooked, reserve ½ cup of the pot’s pasta water. Now, drain spaghetti.
As pasta cooks, in the meanwhile, put Olive oil in a large skillet and heat it over low flame. Add garlic with red pepper flakes to cook until these two ingredients become fragrant. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
Note: Do NOT let garlic brown.
Add spaghetti you drained a while ago. Toss the spaghetti in the spiced garlic oil. Now add green peas and noodles (pasta) water you reserved earlier. Continue cooking all combined ingredients over medium flame until well cooked. Also, note that the pasta has absorbed the water well.
Sprinkle the grated Parmigiano cheese and finely cut parsley over the pasta, stir well, and our spaghetti Aglio with green peas is ready to serve hot. Oh, so yum!
If you enjoy cooking and often like to use different variations in your recipes, you will find it more fun to use them while cooking this pasta. We are all free to use our creativity in any task that we do. Cooking, in particular, has a wide scope of making nicer and tastier substitutions every time we make a dish.
In the case of spaghetti Aglio , I like to add asparagus tips, sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled bacon, fresh herbs, diced and cooked pancetta, or crushed garlic croutons. Some people find it tastier with tasty walnut toppings that are really mind-blowing in flavor. Green peas are my favorite addition to this midnight spaghetti recipe.
You can also re-invent your recipe by adding some other vegetables like broccoli. It grabs the oil and garlic on pasta and the cheese addition makes them all taste amazing together. However, if you are more carb-conscious, also try our 13 Perfect 2B Mindset Dinner Recipes.
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Italian spaghetti and peas on their own are very tempting and satisfying. It also goes well with Caesar salad, citrus salad, or Caprese salad. It also tastes delicious with homemade focaccia, cauliflower, or roasted broccoli. The parsley and cheese garnish also adds an exotic flavor to the spaghetti Aglio with green peas.
You will also admire the idea of serving the spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Firecracker meatballs on the dinner table. Kids will love these both dishes as we do.
Above is the simple and easy way to make spaghetti Aglio e Olio. I hope you like the spaghetti and peas recipe, which is my favorite.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio ranks in the world’s top 10 favorite kinds of pasta. It is an easy recipe, but you must make it right. Just be careful with the directions. Italians love this pasta meal any time of the day. In particular, they love to have it as a midnight meal.