Spicy Late-Night Spaghetti

9 Reviews
88% would make this recipe again

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.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 10 min
390 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Heart-healthy


160 g spaghetti
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.2 g
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 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

per 1 serving (220 g)


% 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

Net Carbs

57 g


10 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

1 %


2 %


8 %


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 2

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9 Reviews (8 with rating only ) 88% would make this recipe again
march 04, 2010

I added chili pieces to the sauce mix instead of a part of a chili. Careful with the spice when you're first making it! :)

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Vegetarian | Heart-healthy | Halal | Low Saturated Fat | Low Cholesterol | Kosher | Italian

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march 04, 2010

I added chili pieces to the sauce mix instead of a part of a chili. Careful with the spice when you're first making it! :)

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