Easy ​Infused Oil Recipe: How to Make Flavored Oils in Less Than 10 Minutes by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Second's Resident Chef

Easy ​Infused Oil Recipe: How to Make Flavored Oils in Less Than 10 Minutes

Flavored oils are a must for your pantry. And they’re so easy to make. Try my quick infused oil recipe tonight!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Servings: Makes about 1 cup


  • 1 cup of your favorite oil
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons of your favorite herbs or spices
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Crush the garlic cloves directly into the oil.
  3. Add your herbs and spices. (I like to use crushed red pepper flakescumin and dry Italian seasoning.)
  4. Gently heat the oil, stirring, until garlic is crisp and golden brown and the aromatics release their fragrance, about 3 to 5 minutes. (Do not walk away – it goes fast!)
  5. Cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge up to one month.

How to use it:

  • Use to make an upgraded, quick salad dressing.
  • Use as your go-to for everyday cooking.
  • Serve it with your DIY garlic bread.
  • Drizzle over grilled meat and vegetables.
  • Top off your grilled pizzas with it.
  • Use as a base for other sauces to increase the flavor. 

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Christine Jones
Um...how did I not know that you had to heat the oil Chef Gigi Gaggero?! That's so cool. I'm trying this tonight. Garlic and red pepper flake infused oil is my favorite but I bet it'll be even tastier now. You are amazing!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is a brilliant idea that I’ve always wanted to try. Thank you for sharing your genius recipes with us, Gigi Gaggero !
Perfect for dipping crusty bread 😋

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