How Do You Make Chili-Infused Olive Oil?


Quick Answer

Crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil and a thermometer are all that are required to make chili-infused olive oil. Since there are only two ingredients in the oil, use the best quality ingredients available to maximize the flavor.

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This flavorful condiment can add a spicy kick to any dish, including pasta, veggies, rice, meat and seafood. Drizzle it over dishes just before serving, or use it to cook with.

Prep Time: 2 min.

Inactive Time: 2 hrs.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 2 hrs. 7 min.


  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  1. Combine the ingredients
  2. Heat 2 cups of olive oil and 2 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes in a saucepan over low heat until the mixture reaches 180 F on a thermometer. It should take about 5 minutes.

  3. Cool the oil
  4. Remove the oil from the heat and allow it to sit for 2 hours. Pour the oil into a bottle and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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