The hardest part about this dish is saying it! AGLIO E OLIO Pronunciation: [AH-lyoh ay AW-lyoh]. Other than the difficulty in pronouncing this name, the rest is easy! This is super light as far as pasta dishes go, and great for summer meals. Use a boxed pasta for this dish. I prefer DeCecco pasta. It’s our go to pasta and is not contaminated with egg, so my son can safely eat it.
This dish brings back many memories of family celebrations spent with my BIG Italian family. The taste of this dish will rely heavily upon the quality of your ingredients. Use only fresh garlic. Use an olive oil you might use for dipping bread, something that has no after taste. I tend to buy only Carapelli. It is a great quality product and makes every dish yummy!! I love the fact that they sell it at Target now!
Here is my recipe for Linguine Aglio e Olio. I truly hope you enjoy it! Now that’s Italian! Mangia!