Easy Pasta Conchiglie and Garlic

This very popular Italian pasta recipe is made with just 4 basic ingredients

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 4 Persons
  • 30 Minutes
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the pasta.
    Cook the pasta: Once the water is boiling, add in the spaghetti. Stir it in the boiling water. Keep stirring it while it’s cooking.

  • 2

    Heat the olive oil: In a large sauté pan, add the oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic: A few minutes after you have the pasta cooking and when the oil is shimmering, lower the heat of the sauté pan to medium. Add the garlic to the oil.

  • 3

    Cook the garlic until it is a nice light golden brown (should take 3-5 minutes). Add in the crushed red pepper flakes (or peperoncino) and stir to combine with the garlic and oil.

  • 4

    Once the garlic reaches a light golden color, remove the pan from the heat. Meanwhile, the pasta keeps cooking . (Optional)Stir in the parsley (you could reserve some to toss on top at the end, it's up to you)and a teaspoon of salt.

  • 5

    Cook the pasta until it's just before al dente (set a timer for 1 minute less than the cooking time on the pasta instructions so you don't forget). Reserve a 1/2 cup of starchy pasta water.

  • 6

    Cook with sauce: Immediately add the drained pasta and the reserved pasta water to the garlic oil sauce. Use tongs or a spoon to continuously toss together for 1-2 minutes, until the pasta is finally al dente.

  • 7

    Taste the pasta, and if needed, add salt. If you like it more spicy, add some more crushed red pepper flakes.
    Serve: Plate up the pasta while it’s very hot and ENJOY!