Binging with Babish: Pasta Aglio e Olio from "Chef"

  • Published on Mar 25, 2016
  • What dish can make any man or woman ache for the touch of Jon Favreau? Pasta Aglio e Olio is the dreamy midnight snack that lives up to its porny portrayal in the foodie-comedy-drama "Chef". Recipe below!
    1/2 head garlic, separated and peeled
    1 bunch parsley, rinsed
    1/2 cup good quality olive oil
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/2 lb dry linguine
    1/2 lemon
    Heavily salt a large pot of water, and bring to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente while completing the steps below.
    Slice the garlic cloves thinly, and set aside. Pick the parsley leaves from their stems, and finely chop. Add olive oil to a large sauté pan, and heat over medium flame until shimmering. Add sliced garlic, stirring constantly, until garlic is barely toasted. Add the red pepper flake and remove from heat.
    Add the pasta, drained, with about 1/4 cup reserved pasta cooking water. Add lemon juice and parsley, and toss to combine. Season for salt and pepper, and serve.
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  • Sebastian L
    Sebastian L 6 hours ago

    7th ingredient... La Gavulin 16 :)

  • Emily O'Keefe
    Emily O'Keefe Day ago

    I just followed your video and made this for my father and I. Its so darn good. Incredibly easy to make but what a flavor! I definitely need to make more of your recipes

  • El Savage
    El Savage 2 days ago

    Oh my god Sarlet! Be mine

  • Ahmad Nieves
    Ahmad Nieves 2 days ago

    Have you seen Chef, though?

  • MalindaPC
    MalindaPC 3 days ago

    This looks great! I’m sick of over the top food. Stuff like this is perfect, simple but great.

  • Jaewol
    Jaewol 5 days ago +2

    What do you mean? This is break up pasta.

  • Neal Baxter
    Neal Baxter 6 days ago

    Use two metal bowls to break up the garlic

  • Nizza Pain
    Nizza Pain 6 days ago

    Just made it! It's tastes sooo fucking good.

  • Gustavo La Raglia
    Gustavo La Raglia 7 days ago

    as italian make me vomit

  • Vivian Chu
    Vivian Chu 8 days ago

    I made this recently and HOLY IT TASTED GOOD!!! I really recommend it if you have all the ingredients or just go and buy all them because it's really worth it.

  • sim orse
    sim orse 9 days ago

    parola d'italiano: gli spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino NON si cucinano così.

  • Sam Harnish
    Sam Harnish 9 days ago

    Your parsley looks like cilantro to me.

  • Daniel Whitt
    Daniel Whitt 11 days ago

    Just made this dish! Pretty, pretttttyyy pretty good

  • David Fish
    David Fish 13 days ago

    This is the first thing I actually cooked myself, holy shit it was good.

  • Rocko Squall
    Rocko Squall 13 days ago

    I love the first season ratatat music, always makes me happy and hungry

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  • patricia G
    patricia G 14 days ago

    Is this you suck at cooking?!
    Or am I just late to the party and it's always been You Suck At Cooking.

  • parker klinck
    parker klinck 14 days ago

    I'm surprised you don't have a silicone garlic peeler

  • democracy because yes
    democracy because yes 14 days ago

    This pasta is absolutely amazing. Unbelievable. It is simple and the flavors all mixed together give a flavor to the pasta that is to die for. Thank you babish❤️

  • George1234
    George1234 15 days ago

    oh sweet he made the break up pasta from you suck at cooking!

  • Max
    Max 15 days ago

    you seen the movie chef

  • lucy pan
    lucy pan 15 days ago

    the office pretzels !!!!

  • Ermenegildo Pravettoni

    That’s too much parsley

  • Uldihaa
    Uldihaa 17 days ago

    I'm watching you peel those garlic cloves and thinking, "Oh thank goodness, someone else struggles with this on occasion too."

  • Turkey Man
    Turkey Man 18 days ago

    Scarlett johansson

  • Darth Hawking
    Darth Hawking 18 days ago

    Currently making this

  • friend of hal 9000
    friend of hal 9000 19 days ago

    $6.... aww...FUCK

  • AgileCoast 1
    AgileCoast 1 19 days ago

    make green eggs and ham

  • Muyk360
    Muyk360 19 days ago

    I've just did this following the video and it was amazing. Thank you

  • Beemanq
    Beemanq 20 days ago

    Mine turned out incredibly bitter, the bitterness overwhelmed everything else, had to throw the entire thing out :/ My parsley wasn't bitter, so what gives?

  • Gweedy_L C-137
    Gweedy_L C-137 20 days ago


  • Andy Kohring
    Andy Kohring 20 days ago

    Idk how but I messed it up

  • Katie Kunkler
    Katie Kunkler 21 day ago +7

    So I have a story with making this that isn't a "I didn't like it, but I left out an ingredient" situation. All the ingredients were in place, but there was a toddler in the mix.
    I'd made it for my cousin and her husband since they're vegetarian, and I knew it was perfect for them. But with all the mix of flavors popping around, I was concerned their one year old wouldn't be a fan. Now, my cousin and her husband loved it, and for a bit, the kiddo seemed to enjoy what his mom was sharing.
    And then, the moment my cousin turned her head, he snatched a handful off her plate and ran away with it, stuffing it in his mouth.
    It was my proudest cooking moment, honestly.

    • S-Boy
      S-Boy 14 days ago

      Holy shit that's so adorable.

  • TheOGMermaid
    TheOGMermaid 22 days ago +1

    This is my moms favorite pastas to eat and cook, we traveled through Italy one year and she requested at almost every restaurant we went to.

  • Carlos Antonio
    Carlos Antonio 22 days ago

    add lemon juice ya.. okay, try it rite now

  • Tokiroonie WaroonieTooth

    manamacheeef !

  • Mun Sheen Chan
    Mun Sheen Chan 25 days ago

    Wow 3 years

  • April Cox
    April Cox 25 days ago

    Is it extra virgin olive oil?

  • Stephen s
    Stephen s 25 days ago

    You use two bowls instead of Tupperware to peal garlic. works better then plastic!

    • Liam T.W
      Liam T.W 25 days ago

      that still doesnt work

  • Sofie Linnea
    Sofie Linnea 26 days ago

    Just made it, I didn't have any chili flakes and so it didn't really taste much... I made this because I didn't have anything else in the fridge but some left over parsley and garlic but if I did this again properly I would probably add the chiliflakes and shrimps :)

  • Roberto Riggio
    Roberto Riggio 26 days ago

    This is not aglio, olio and peperoncino.

  • Jenna Easley
    Jenna Easley 26 days ago

    The garlic peeling trick works a lot better in a ceramic bowl or something hard like it

  • 1UPGames
    1UPGames 27 days ago

    Im 15 and had to cook mydinner tonight. This was soo tasty. I thought it would be too garlicky so put a bit kess in but this tastes sooo good. thanks

  • simon manzer
    simon manzer 28 days ago +1

    If you want to add more to this pasta even tho i find the plain recipe satisfying i'd recommend to Add lots of fresh or dried red chilis (with the seeds!) and i like to pan fry chorizo or italian sausages and leave the fat and charred bits that happen from it in the pan for when i cook my garlic and sometimes shallots as well. then chop up the sausage and add it. Also if you add roasted garlic at the end and roasted pine nuts really adds a huge flavour. Some people love the plain recipe but i find it is just a great base for more innovative pastas. But i love the plain recipe just as much sometimes when i really nail all the ratios! I also find that rosemary while cooking the garlic instead or with the parsley is more satisfying. And sardines, anchovies and capers with lemon juice added is killer in the summer with a great dry white wine! sorry to go over the top i just love this kind of pasta haha

  • Swordless Mimetown
    Swordless Mimetown 29 days ago

    Just wanted to say saw the vid and started cooking with this dish. Absolutely most easiest thing I’ve ever done

  • BulletproofSPG
    BulletproofSPG 29 days ago

    The shakey garlic thing works with a tall jar, like cocktail olives or something. I have an empty one that I just use for that

  • sciencesyfy
    sciencesyfy 29 days ago

    I'll be honest, I haven't the foggiest idea what I did wrong. I followed everything step by step and I ended up with garlic flavored olive oil soaked noodles
    No real sauce to speak of, just noodles in olive oil

  • BashPrime
    BashPrime Month ago

    I'm a slow learner and really should make other pasta dishes, but god damn does this do it for me. So delicious.

  • Juliana Eiger Garcia

    But was the drinking allusion really necessary?

  • Aaiz Ibrahim
    Aaiz Ibrahim Month ago

    added too much water and my dish is ruined....

  • Winderadi Winoto
    Winderadi Winoto Month ago

    I like your background music man!

  • CT-1999
    CT-1999 Month ago +1

    “The protégé learns from the master, the master learns from the god” -FilthyFrank

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King Month ago

    Now add grilled chicken to amp up the wow factor

  • Osama Qasho'
    Osama Qasho' Month ago

    So I made this recipe and really didn't like it.. I'm not sure if I just don't like it or that I just didn't do a good job making it --even though I doubt that.

    • Osama Qasho'
      Osama Qasho' 19 days ago

      +simon manzer haha your passion and interest are pretty cool! That sounds like it would make it tasty for sure, but I was just disappointed that I didn't enjoy the basic recipe without adding anything to it. On the other hand, there are things I didn't like at one point and ended up loving, so I'm not going to give up lol

    • simon manzer
      simon manzer 28 days ago

      ​+Osama Qasho' understandable. Add lots of fresh or dried red chilis (with the seeds!) and i like to pan fry chorizo or italian sausages and leave the fat and charred bits that happen from it in the pan for when i cook my garlic and sometimes shallots as well. then chop up the sausage and add it. Also if you add roasted garlic at the end and roasted pine nuts really adds a huge flavour. Some people love the plain recipe but i find it is just a great base for more innovative pastas. But i love the plain recipe just as much sometimes when i really nail all the ratios so it might just not be your thing! I also find that rosemary while cooking the garlic instead or with the parsley is more satisfying. And sardines, anchovies and capers with lemon juice added is killer in the summer with a great dry white wine! sorry to go over the top i just love this kind of pasta haha

    • Osama Qasho'
      Osama Qasho' Month ago

      +simon manzer I'm pretty sure the amount of pasta water I added was right because I reached a good saucy consistency and the garlic was pretty golden. My comment is about the recipe with only garlic, parsley and olive oil; and no Parmesan. When I added Parmesan (wasn't very fresh, but it was real Parmigiano Reggiano that I grated myself) I didn't dislike it, but I didn't love it.

    • simon manzer
      simon manzer Month ago +1

      Try it again a few times with different ratios of pasta water and you garlic shouldn't be a light golden brown don't over or underdo it... it's pretty hard to dislike this recipe if it's done right. Also should really be adding fresh parmesan and maybe toasted pine nuts

  • SupremeChimp
    SupremeChimp Month ago

    Link the fucking scene my dude! I need to know how to make a woman way out of my league look at me like that so I can continue to disappoint myself.

  • Bronstantine
    Bronstantine Month ago

    Happy and Romanov had a fling?

  • Mattia88DX
    Mattia88DX Month ago

    NO lemon and NO salt at the end if you want the real deal

  • The Crazed Canadian

    Babish taught my canuck ass how to make food other than poutine

  • Matthew Manning
    Matthew Manning Month ago

    16yr Lagavulin. Mah dude!

  • E. Elenkova
    E. Elenkova Month ago

    Just made this and it was phenomenal on its own, but I still decided to add a bit of grated parmesan, which somehow made it even better. I can't believe I've passed on this recipe until now.

  • nicolagrifagno82
    nicolagrifagno82 Month ago

    Where you learn this recipe? "Manco li cani"

  • Lawrence Of Canadia

    When i was a student, i would oftentimes search for fast, easy meals. Im amazed that i never came across this dish.

  • NineTailsGaming
    NineTailsGaming Month ago

    When I made it, it was kind of bland. But I forgot to salt the water, and added too much lime (I didn’t have lemons)

  • Sirinterweb
    Sirinterweb Month ago

    finally a babish dish more complex than eggs in a nest i would feel confident making

  • Joy B
    Joy B Month ago


  • Joy B
    Joy B Month ago

    Yea actually the box “trick” bruises the cloves and releases the oil which makes the skin stick lol you should know this 🤪

  • Alessio Michelini
    Alessio Michelini Month ago +1

    Hi Andrew, big fan of your channel, but I have a problem here.
    I know you are just trying to replicate a recipe seen on a movie, but just to be clear:
    That's not even close to a real aglio, olio e peperoncino.
    Not sure why everybody outside Italy thinks that in Italy we use that amount of garlic, or parsley.
    Unless you are doing some fish based pasta sauce, no lemons are ever used for pasta.
    Burned garlic is as painful as pizza with pineapple.

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  • Matthew Collier
    Matthew Collier Month ago

    I know this is an older video but I discovered it yesterday and made it tonight and it was simple and tasted so good. “Greater than the some of it’s parts” is right! Thank you Babish! Now I need to go and watch “Chef.”

  • MagusX 84
    MagusX 84 Month ago

    My wife and I watched Chef for the first time a few days ago and made this for dinner. We added some sauteed shrimp for a little protein, and it worked well.

    • Karl Faucher
      Karl Faucher 19 days ago

      +MagusX 84 cool. I'm gonna try making that tonight with some chicken.

    • MagusX 84
      MagusX 84 19 days ago

      +Karl Faucher absolutely. Either as a side or even mixed in.

    • Karl Faucher
      Karl Faucher 19 days ago

      you think Chicken would mix well with it?

  • Anthony Beyrle
    Anthony Beyrle Month ago

    I do more or less the same dish except I add Shrimp and Spinach to it. Definitely adds more substance to the dish.

  • Short Stack
    Short Stack Month ago

    Babish using.... BOXED PASTA

  • James Mc Keown
    James Mc Keown Month ago

    This is delicious

  • Amber Davis
    Amber Davis Month ago

    I’ve watched this a ridiculous amount of times. I’m finally making it tonight and my hands smell like garlic. It’s going to be a good night

  • Mary K
    Mary K Month ago

    I made this for my partner a few nights ago but I added some spinach, mushrooms, and some cherry tomatoes. And I got that Scarlet Johansson reaction I was hoping for. 10/10, made boyfriend think I'm some kind of magical kitchen wizard while not overexerting at all.

  • Twan
    Twan Month ago

    It's also an album by the beastie boys

  • Lolita Lady
    Lolita Lady Month ago

    I miss that opening....

  • Chemicalclowns
    Chemicalclowns Month ago

    Made this myself-pretty bland

    • Liam T.W
      Liam T.W 25 days ago

      Use more seasoning.

  • Super Saiyan Bro
    Super Saiyan Bro Month ago

    When did he have black widow in his house like that 🤔🤔🤔

  • morgan kirk
    morgan kirk Month ago

    What is a good meat to pair with this

  • Shadow Flames
    Shadow Flames Month ago

    You should make a vegetarian series. Keep up good work

  • Marvin Tran
    Marvin Tran Month ago

    Please make more vegan dishes like this and the Ratatouille!!!

    • Liam T.W
      Liam T.W 25 days ago

      This dish isn't vegan. Pasta has eggs.

  • DBAR
    DBAR Month ago

    I like a little crushed red pepper in with the oil. And topped with some fresh Parmesan.

  • Dawson Daniels
    Dawson Daniels Month ago

    This recipe was amazing and really really easy. Took me 30mins and only cost $15(I didn’t have olive oil that’s why it was expensive). I also added Parmesan cheese to it for taste and holy shit! Best pasta I’ve ever had! Also add come chicken in that too if you need some protein. Thank you Babish!

  • Senator Armstrong
    Senator Armstrong Month ago

    This is such a great recipe for leftover pasta!

  • Luca Foggini
    Luca Foggini Month ago

    Every time you do an italian dish, you make unnecessary changes to it that the characters in the show don't do, belying your premise, distorting the cuisine and most importantly just not doing what the people in the show do! You did this with Dev's carbonara too! He executed it perfectly and you did it differently. I absolutely ove your show but very confused by this?

  • Mark Lajko
    Mark Lajko Month ago

    Hey man have you seen chef

  • Pieter-Jan
    Pieter-Jan Month ago +6

    Once tried this recipe because I had almost nothing left in the house, except for the ingredients to make Aglio e Olio (as it turned out as I was looking for recipes with those ingredients). It blew me away, it truly is greater than the sum of its parts.

  • I’m that weird Queen

    I want someone to look at me like Scarlette Johansson was looking at that guy (or the food)

  • Isadora Urzeda
    Isadora Urzeda Month ago

    It sounds like he’s saying eyelid ohlo

  • spideyfan1990
    spideyfan1990 Month ago

    I made this tonight for my girlfriend. The verdict, good and light.

  • jbot91
    jbot91 Month ago

    Possibly the worst thing to cook if you want to have sex after.

  • Marco Tornatore
    Marco Tornatore Month ago

    You putted to much garlic

  • Alexandra Quick
    Alexandra Quick Month ago

    Scarlett Johansson eating pasta is like the sexiest thing ever!

  • deadpoil always sunny

    Making this in a few got all the prep done. Might be a flavorful simple meal will update.

  • Cristian Costa
    Cristian Costa Month ago

    I have come to the conclusion that Babish is an alcoholic.

  • Allo
    Allo Month ago

    You have to add salt to the water barbarian

  • Joako Navarro
    Joako Navarro Month ago

    Half a cup of olive oil is too much

  • Micah Smith
    Micah Smith 2 months ago

    I came for the pasta but I definitely stayed for Scarlett....

    • Liam T.W
      Liam T.W 25 days ago

      funny most people come for Scarlett.

  • Kathleen Bakker
    Kathleen Bakker 2 months ago

    I just made this. Its also on Kindergarten Cop? I have always wanted to try it. So so so goooood.