Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

prawn aglio olio pasta recipe

Aglio Olio pasta recipe was first introduced to me by my sister, she made it home and I liked it instantly.  I tried to do same here Fusilli with stir fried veggies but as you can see I totally modified the recipe and added veggies, I still do this too as it’s again one of the easy pasta recipe.  Coming back to aglio olio it has to be one of the most easy and quick pasta, the main flavour to this dish is garlic and olive oil so make sure to use good quality of olive oil.   If you have last minute guest then this recipe can work as a charm, pair it up with a salad or soup and you have a grant meal to impress your guest or your family.  And you will be amazed how easy and quick to make aglio olio, if you wish to have vegetarian version then just skip the prawns, it taste delicious with out it too but be generous with olive oil. 

Easy pasta recipe aglio olio

Ingredients: [Serves 2]

For Pasta

Spaghetti – 180 gms [ to serve 2] – I used wheat spaghetti

Water – to Boil

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

For Sauce

Olive Oil – 3 tbsp

Garlic Large Pods – 4 [chopped 2 tbsp]

Chilli Flakes – 2 tsp [divided]

Red Chilli – 1 [fresh or dry]

Prawns – 12-14

Parsley – 3 tbsp [chopped]

Salt – to taste

Quick easy prawn aglio olio pasta recipe


1. Bring a large pot/pan half filled with water to boil, add salt, oil, pasta and cook as per instruction in pack or around 10-12 minutes in medium flame until al dente (cooked and tender to tooth).

2. Reserve 1/4 cup of water and drain rest of it, give spaghetti a cold bath ie keep under tap water and toss it, keep aside until ready to use.

Easy Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

3. Remove the shells and veins from the prawns.  Mix 1/2 tsp salt with prawns and keep aside.

4. In a pan heat olive oil add garlic, chilli flakes and sauté in slow heat until oil is infused with garlic flavour but garlic is not burnt.

5. Add prawns, 1 tbsp of parsley. chopped chilli and cook both sides in slow-medium heat for 3-4 minutes, add 2-3 tbsp of reverse water and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Add more water if required to cook prawn. 

Easy Prawn Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe

6. Add spaghetti and toss well.  Add salt (keep in mind we already have salt in prawns and pasta) and toss again.  Garnish with remaining parsley and chilli flakes.

Easy aglio olio spaghetti recipe

Serve hot/warm with any drink.

Easy quick prawn aglio olio pasta recipe


~ Use any pasta of your choice.

~ You can use chilli padi instead of chilli flakes.

~ For vegetarian version, just keep the prawn and follow rest of instruction,  It taste great by itself. 

Have a nice day ~~


  1. looks splendid and lovely to cook ina jiffy....recently few days back we posted similar recipe check to it @your leisure...



  3. Seriously you are killing me with this super delicious dish.

  4. Wow...that's an awesome recipe....

  5. very tempting.. lovely presentation..

  6. Looks delicious!. I have a packet of spaghetti sitting in my store, reminds me to make something out of it.

  7. delicious looking spaghetti preparation.

  8. We call it aleo e Oleo here in Brazil.. love it.

  9. Hi there, Its always fun to see ur lovely recipes. Enjoy your weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by my space and the warm words. Best Regards, Sonia

  10. ohh dear !!!!simple n very delicious sphagetti preparation with prawns !!!simple n delicious !!!!

  11. wow...looks so yumm...pass me the plate...mouthwatering.

  12. wow.. delicious...
    Its my first time here. Happy to follow you.. :)

    - Sarika

  13. Hi I came here through with my search for shrimp recipes....Love your space... Glad to follow you and would like to keep in touch with you...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!


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