Quick Chili Oil Recipe

This easy chili oil recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make and just gets better with time.

Chili Oil Recipe

Scroll down to get the full recipe but really all you need to do is heat 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil with a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Heat it to 180°F. Let it cool and bottle it.

Chili Oil Recipe

As time goes on, the oil will taste spicier (hotter). You can use it in many different recipes like my Roasted Okra with Chili Oil. Add some heat to bland roasted vegetables or drizzle it into a bowl of fresh popcorn for a spicy snack!

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  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine the oil and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Heat the oil until it reaches 180°F. Use warm or let cool and store in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator up to one week.

2 Comments on Quick Chili Oil Recipe

  1. Rita Endres
    December 31, 2018 at 5:43 PM (10 months ago)
    Could you do this with other spices like Mrs Dash? I love having oil to dip in or maybe other flavors for popcorn. Reply
    • Marisa
      December 31, 2018 at 7:53 PM (10 months ago)
      I've never tried it with other spices but I bet that would work. It would be delicious on popcorn! P.S. Amazing that you found this post :) Hope you get to try the okra. It's my favorite: https://marisamoore.com/spicy-crispy-roasted-okra-ginger-peanut-sauce/ Reply

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