Spicy Late-Night Spaghetti

Spicy Late-Night Spaghetti

Spaghetti with garlic and red chili pepper.

Probably Italy's easiest and most popular pasta dish, «spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino» is often made late in the evening and enjoyed among friends after an evening out at the movies, a play, etc.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

390 calories per serving 


160 g spaghetti    
1 clove garlic, crushed    
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated [optional]   6 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve. Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Sauté the garlic 2-3 min. Pay attention not to let it burn. Add the chili pepper. Add more for extra spiciness.
  3. Pour the drained spaghetti into the pan and add salt to taste. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan (optional), then serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (220g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %


0 mg


210 mg

9 %


60 g

20 %


3 g

14 %


1 g


10 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


2 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Magnesium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Manganese, Selenium
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Vegetarian | Italian

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