Spicy Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil: The Anti-Valentine's Day Dinner

If, for whatever reason, you're not embracing all things red and pink these days — and instead running away from them — this Valentine's Day dinner is for you.

Co-Host Geoffrey Zakarian's Aglio e Olio Pasta is see in on the set of Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 7.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The hearts, the roses, the chocolate candy … It's tough to escape the culture of Valentine's Day once February 1 rolls around. If, for whatever reason, you're not embracing all things red and pink these days — and instead running away from them — this Valentine's Day dinner is for you.

It takes just 15 minutes and five everyday ingredients to make Geoffrey Zakarian's Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, aka spaghetti with garlic and olive oil. This fan-favorite recipe gets a boost of welcome heat from a generous pinch of red pepper flakes, while the sauce comes together in a quick saute; just use a few splashes of pasta water to create a silky sauce out of the garlic slices and oil. Go ahead and slurp up each and every noodle and revel in that garlicky flavor.

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