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

  • Published: 25 March 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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Comments • 4 197

  • Pura Imaginacion
    Pura Imaginacion  2 hours back

    A pasta this good, Id fuck Jon Favreau too..

    • Edvardas Baravykas
      Edvardas Baravykas  1 days back

      Just made this, freakin amazing! Came here for this, had to subscribe!

      • ForeignHour
        ForeignHour  2 days back

        Well, this is the last episode where he's wearing a wedding ring. I'm willing to bet when he said "it's been a long week" he must've gone through a divorce or something

        • Coco Oliva
          Coco Oliva  2 days back

          One trick for peeling large amounts of garlic is to soak the cloves in warm/hot tap water for 5-10 mins. The skins should peel fairly easily with a pairing knife.

          • Hamilton and JJBA ate my soul


            • Joe Rice
              Joe Rice  3 days back

              I tried this and it came out a little bland :/ any tips?

              • Little Reptilian
                Little Reptilian  4 days back

                Oilo oilo

                • Jenny
                  Jenny  4 days back

                  I can't believe Happy and Black Widow fucked

                  • Izzy P
                    Izzy P  4 days back

                    Omg thank you for this video! I work for an Italian family (I'm a caregiver) and when I was told that this was being made for dinner I had no idea what it was let alone what to expect. Thank you for this and I was also able to recreate it for my family later. :)

                    • Mountain Whale
                      Mountain Whale  5 days back

                      I'm really inexperienced in cooking and somehow managed to completely screw up this recipe today. I'm hopeless

                      • theduelist92
                        theduelist92  3 days back

                        @Mountain Whale aim for simplicity, in Italy everyone knows and loves aglio e olio but its most often made by drunk or high college students at 2 am.
                        The easier the better, as long as you can boil some pasta

                      • Mountain Whale
                        Mountain Whale  3 days back

                        @theduelist92 Thanks for the tip. I'll try again

                      • theduelist92
                        theduelist92  3 days back

                        Way too much oil and garlic. Tone it down, and to make it easier remove lemon juice and parsley. The original italian aglio e olio is just impossible to screw up

                    • Xander
                      Xander  5 days back

                      I had some leftover pasta without sauce and I tried adding this to the pasta. It was delicious!!!

                      • Biggie Cheese
                        Biggie Cheese  5 days back

                        Life will be completed when I can have Scarlett Johansson stare at me like that, half-naked in a bed.

                        • ghaith ghazi
                          ghaith ghazi  5 days back

                          Just made this recipe
                          It's amazing.....way too easy (never cocked a proper dish in my whole life) and extremely delicious
                          Thx Babi

                          • Saeyka
                            Saeyka  5 days back

                            I'm not even born and I watch all your videos!

                            • Will Thomas
                              Will Thomas  5 days back

                              I cooked this for my mom and dad on their anniversary. Ended up letting me video tape them banging. Thanks dude. And yeah, Mommy's a squirter 😉

                              • Dracogame
                                Dracogame  6 days back

                                Salt should be added to the boiling water before cooking the pasta, and not directly on the pasta itself.

                                • Kiki Aus
                                  Kiki Aus  6 days back

                                  Just made it and it was awesome! Thank you for showing this easy vegan recipe!!

                                  • Reza Al Saad
                                    Reza Al Saad  6 days back

                                    Nonono.. no lemon please

                                    • Christopher Beaulieu
                                      Christopher Beaulieu  1 weeks back

                                      these pasta are amazing, add some pecorino romano to bump it up a notch!!

                                      • nongthip
                                        nongthip  1 weeks back

                                        Love the movie for it's hi-def up-close food-porn scenes, but come on it's a Jon Favreau fantasy pretending Sofía Vergara and Scarlett Johansson are his past and present lovers. No chance dude, stick with them Cubanos ;-)

                                        • Fabrobin
                                          Fabrobin  1 weeks back

                                          Does it work with Penne?

                                          • Fabrobin
                                            Fabrobin  1 weeks back

                                            Saw you in Netflix's the chef show couple nights ago! I was thinking to myself that babish seemed a little shy than usual but you were still great!

                                            • xxasdoo
                                              xxasdoo  2 weeks back

                                              Ohmaigahhhhh the opening 😍been a while. Just the jams in general

                                              • Jennifer Mason
                                                Jennifer Mason  2 weeks back

                                                I made this tonight and it was freaking delicious and sooo easy. Yummmm

                                                • Down the Rabbit Hole
                                                  Down the Rabbit Hole  2 weeks back

                                                  Continuity Error: You referred to the chef as 'Jon'. His name is Carl Caspers.

                                                  • Amen Choudhury
                                                    Amen Choudhury  2 weeks back

                                                    Thor: wheres Black widow and happy?

                                                    Black widow and happy:

                                                    • James M
                                                      James M  2 weeks back

                                                      I made this. It’s great. Simple ingredients. Great flavor.

                                                      • Mysterymon
                                                        Mysterymon  2 weeks back

                                                        The woman in the beginning was an akuma

                                                        • TAG89
                                                          TAG89  2 weeks back

                                                          Just made this and it was a delight. I just might have to turn this into one of my lazy day meals

                                                          • Don't want to use my name, get that through your thick head!

                                                            @binging with banish the movie Defending your life has some of the best looking food I've seen in movies. Albert Brooks, meryl streep. Awesome channel! This looks dynamite, gonna try this coming week

                                                            • Abz
                                                              Abz  2 weeks back

                                                              My kitchen was on fire when I attempted to make this dish.

                                                              • Madison Wrighton
                                                                Madison Wrighton  2 weeks back


                                                                • Jamie Tate
                                                                  Jamie Tate  2 weeks back

                                                                  I’m eating this right now. I just wanna say that this is amazing for a sore throat as it turns out!

                                                                  • Justin R.
                                                                    Justin R.  3 weeks back

                                                                    That girl is a joestar

                                                                    • Adriano Fazzari
                                                                      Adriano Fazzari  3 weeks back

                                                                      This is so wrong.
                                                                      First, bring heavily salted water to a boil while in a pan you heat the olive oil.
                                                                      Throw the spaghetti in the boiling water. At the same time put one/two cloves of sliced garlic in the oil. Then add chili pepper flakes.
                                                                      When the garlic becomes slightly brown add some of the pasta starchy water to the oil. You need the starchy water and the oil to form an homogenous cream and also the water will stop the garlic from cooking leaving it crunchy.
                                                                      Finally, add the pasta to the sauce.
                                                                      That’s really it, no parsley and absolutely no lemon whatsoever.

                                                                      • Bronze Gaming
                                                                        Bronze Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                        Made this tonight for the girlfriend, added a little Parmesan for her though. Turned out great! Thanks Babish!

                                                                      • reptilianskin
                                                                        reptilianskin  3 weeks back

                                                                        Nice simple recipe. For years I’ve been doing this with anchovies and no chilli flakes. I always like the saltiness of anchovies. But it’s very good this way also.

                                                                        • Leonardo Da Capris
                                                                          Leonardo Da Capris  3 weeks back

                                                                          Put a bit of pepperoncino on it instead of a lemon... this is actually a poor mans dish in italy

                                                                          • Uzzy66
                                                                            Uzzy66  3 weeks back

                                                                            The garlic trick has worked for me in a glass jar. I think the Tupperware is too weak to do it.

                                                                            • Stefano Giunta
                                                                              Stefano Giunta  3 weeks back

                                                                              I don' t understand, it' s aglio e olio e peperoncino? It' a american version, because in italy is different. I think is pasta with garlic . Where is the peperoncino? To be onest i don't like it. It ' s good for a vampire.

                                                                              • Piotr
                                                                                Piotr  3 weeks back

                                                                                Everything is fine, but you forgot to ad mussels.

                                                                                • bibsou08
                                                                                  bibsou08  3 weeks back

                                                                                  i would like make Pasta Aglio e Olio for scarlett too. T_T

                                                                                  • Aslan
                                                                                    Aslan  3 weeks back

                                                                                    "The only thing missing is Jon Favreau for me to make sexy eyes at"

                                                                                    **Appears on Favreau's Chef show on Netflix**

                                                                                    Mission accomplished.

                                                                                    • Robbie S
                                                                                      Robbie S  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Jon Favreau made an appearance on Babish's show first.

                                                                                    • bosscarnage4
                                                                                      bosscarnage4  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Not only once... But twice

                                                                                  • j v
                                                                                    j v  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Black widow and Happy before end game

                                                                                    • Jillian
                                                                                      Jillian  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Now with a bit of parm on top, YUMMM. 😙 This is greattt!

                                                                                      • Jonas Graml
                                                                                        Jonas Graml  3 weeks back

                                                                                        What film is that?

                                                                                        • Inspekcja Pracy
                                                                                          Inspekcja Pracy  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Ahhh, a fuckin leftist clone, the Babish

                                                                                          • Luana Fernandes
                                                                                            Luana Fernandes  3 weeks back

                                                                                            You are amazing! Regards from Brazil 😘