Easy Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

Get ready for a super yummy adventure with our Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe. This unique Italian dish is super easy and tastes fantastic. SGEats will guide you step by step so you can make it at home and surprise everyone with your cooking skills.


Ingredients For Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe

  •  300g Spaghetti
  •  2 Tablespoons olive oil
  •  4 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  •  1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (add less if you don’t like it too spicy)
  •  300g Giant Prawns, peeled and ready to cook
  •  Salt and Black pepper (just a little bit)
  •  2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  •  Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional but so good)

Prawn Aglio Olio Recipe Instructions

Cook the Spaghetti

Boil some water with a pinch of salt in a big pot.

Add the spaghetti and cook until it’s right (not too soft or hard).

Keep a cup of the pasta water before you drain it.

Cook the Spaghetti

Cook the Garlic

In a big pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat.

 Put the thinly sliced garlic and red pepper flakes in the pan. Cook until the garlic smells good.

Cook the Prawns

Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper on the prawns.

Add the prawns to the pan and cook until they look pink and tasty (around 23 minutes on each side).

Take the prawns out of the pan and put them on a plate.

Cook the Prawns

Mix Everything

Put the cooked spaghetti into the pan with the garlic. Mix it well so the spaghetti gets all the yummy flavours.

 If it looks dry, add some of the pasta water you saved.

Add Prawns and Some Extras

Put the prawns back in with the spaghetti. Mix them gently so they’re spread out evenly.

 Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top for a pop of colour.

Time to Eat

    Serve the Prawn Spaghetti on plates.

    If you like, add some grated Parmesan cheese on top for extra tastiness.

    Eat it up while it’s warm, and enjoy the deliciousness.

Add Prawns and Some Extras

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Absolutely! While spaghetti is traditional, feel free to experiment with your favourite pasta shapes, like linguine or fettuccine.

Yes, you can try using shrimp, scallops, or a combination of different seafood to suit your taste preferences.

It can be as spicy as you like. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to control the heat level according to your preference.

Kids generally well receive the dish, but you can adjust the spice level to suit their taste. Kids often love the combination of pasta and prawns.


Making Prawn Spaghetti is so much fun and easy. You don’t need to be a chef to create this tasty dish. Give it a try, and enjoy your delicious homemade meal!

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