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5 from 1 vote

Spaghetti all'agliata (spicy chilli and garlic spaghetti)

A spaghetti dish made using a smooth, flavoured passata and plenty of fresh garlic and chilli.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pasta meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chilli, Cirio, garlic, passata, pasta, spaghetti
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 500 g square ‘guitar’ spaghetti aka Spaghetti Alla Chitarra
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli desseded and finely chopped
  • 540 g passata
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the pasta on to boil in plenty of salted boiling water.
  • Warm the oil in a large pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and chilli and fry for 1 minute or until the garlic is opaque but not browned.
  • Add the passata and oregano and heat for up to 10 minutes until it thickens by about a third.
  • Drain the al dente pasta and stir into the sauce
  • Season to taste and serve


Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 796IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg