Found: The Perfect Date-Night Pasta Recipe (It's So Simple)

The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. With a focus on new spins on classic meals, the site provides unfussy recipes. Thomas has amassed notoriety in the culinary world, as host of Food for Thought With Claire Thomas on ABC and author of The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously. Here, Thomas will be providing original recipes every month for MyDomaine readers to experience their own Kitchy Kitchen at home.


Pasta aglio olio is a flirty dish to serve—at least, this is definitely true in the film Chef. I love the scene where Jon Favreau is cooking up something wonderful for Scarlett Johansson, and after making this pasta for myself, I have to agree with Johansson’s character: Sigh.

When pasta is perfect, you don’t really need words—noises will do. This is a very simple “whip it up as the pasta boils” kind of recipe. Perfect for flirting and making a good impression—or perfect for an impatient night at home when you just really want a bowl of pasta. Keep reading to learn how to make this simple pasta recipe for yourself.

For even more simple pasta recipes, learn how to make an easy baked ziti from The Kitchy Kitchen.