The first time I tried aglio e olio I was a bit disappointed. I usually love Italian dishes, but this one didn't have much cheese. For some reason I always thought Italian food and layers of cheese always went together.
I have been known to use way more than the amount of cheese a recipe calls for, so this was the main reason I didn't care for it so much.
Since I love to cook and create my own dishes, I could see how this would be awesome with more cheese added to the recipe. A little bit of Parmesan cheese sprinkled in is just never enough.
My pasta con aglio e olio recipe is not very traditional, but it suits my taste. I still use the traditional olive oil and garlic, but just like to spice it up a little bit.
I have also added shrimp to this recipe when I want something different and that goes over well with my husband too.