5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe

5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by: Donal Skehan


One of the most comforting dishes that I always cook at home is pasta. I love experimenting with different sauces. One night, I was craving to make some for dinner but I didn’t have many ingredients in my pantry. So I searched on the internet and saw this 5-ingredient pasta recipe or also known as spaghetti Aglio e olio by Donal Skehan on Youtube. Luckily, I have all that is needed. It turned out so good! I didn’t expect that this simple recipe can have a depth of flavor. It also has a kick of spiciness from the chili flakes making this pasta even more fantastic. Want to try this at home? Watch the video below for the full instructions.



  • 0.9 lb of best quality pasta spaghetti
  • 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried red chili flakes
  • parsley (optional, finely chopped)
  • parmesan cheese (finely grated)
  • sea salt to taste


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Step 1:

Boil some water in a pot and some salt. Cook the pasta for 9-11 minutes until al-dente. Once cooked, take some pasta water and strain it. While the pasta is cooking, you can start with the sauce)

Step 2:

Thinly slice the garlic cloves. Place a pan over low heat and pour 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add in the garlic immediately after you put in the olive oil to not burn the garlic. While it’s simmering, chop the flat-leaf parsley into fine pieces. Add a teaspoon of dried chili flakes into the pan. Once the garlic becomes slightly brown remove it from heat.

5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe Instructions
Image by: Donal Skehan


Step 3:

Pour the oil straight into the pasta and add the chopped parsley and parmesan cheese. Toss all of the ingredients together. If it’s a bit dry, you can add some pasta water.  Add more parmesan cheese if needed. Serve while hot. Enjoy!

5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe Italian
Image by: Donal Skehan



5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe

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