Angel Hair Aglio Olio by Emeril Lagasse

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A master chef spills some pretty super angel hair secrets.

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Emeril Lagasse inherited his love of cooking from his mother, and today, he owns more than a dozen restaurants in Las Vegas, Orlando, New Orleans, Charlotte, NC, and Bethlehem, PA. The restaurants consistently receive awards and high ratings from critics, and have received recognition from Esquire, Travel & Leisure, Southern Living, Spectator, and Zagat. Emeril has also been recognized for his individual talents and was chosen as Chef of the Year by GQ magazine, Executive of the Year by Restaurants & Institutions magazine, and was listed on People magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year” in 1999. Most recently, in 2013, Lagasse was named Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation—he also has a killer recipe for angel hair aglio olio.

Emeril Lagasse

Lagasse is one of the Food Network’s most recognizable hosts and also appears on ABC’s Good Morning America as the food correspondent. His latest show, Emeril’s Florida, premiered on the Cooking Channel at the start of 2013. In addition to television appearances, Lagasse has authored 18 bestselling cookbooks and recently joined the Martha Stewart brand, lending his name and image to a variety of cooking manuals and kitchen and food products..

Learn more about Emeril Lagasse at his official website.

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Emeril Lagasse’s Angel Hair Aglio Olio

angel hair aglio olio

Emeril Lagasse’s angel hair aglio olio is one of the simplest recipes you will find. Even beginning chefs will have no problem whipping up this dish and looking as if they spent hours laboring in the kitchen. This Emeril Lagasse recipe is 100% Italian and 100% delicious.

This angel hair aglio olio combines garlic and olive oil to make an aromatic sauce. Both ingredients provide a number of health benefits, so you should not feel guilty splurging on pasta once in a while. However, there are lower- carb pastas available, and you can also substitute whole wheat or whole grain noodles if you prefer. Just remember to follow the cooking instructions on the box, so you get perfect al dente noodles.

If you want something simple, healthy, and Italian, Emeril’s angel hair aglio olio is it. Buon appetito!

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Angel Hair Aglio Olio by Emeril Lagasse

This is a classic Italian dish that is healthy and supremely delicious!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta cooked, pasta water reserved
  • salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • parmesan cheese finely grated, to garnish, optional


  • To a large skillet heated over low heat, add the oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the cooked pasta, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 18
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Angel Hair Aglio by Emeril Lagasse


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 pound angel hair pasta, cooked, pasta water reserved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Get the complete recipe for Emeril’s Angel Hair Aglio Olio here.

Emeril Lagasse’s angel hair aglio olio is a simple, tasty pasta dish that’s a breeze to whip up. It’s made with heart-healthy garlic and extra-virgin olive oil, but if you want to up the nutrition factor, you can swap the angel hair pasta for any whole-wheat or high-protein pasta of your choice. Either way, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it! 

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