Christmas Eve Spaghetti With Anchovies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Marich

This is a traditional meatless pasta recipe. If you like anchovies and crisp bread crumbs, try this one.

Top Review by Little Bee

This is a traditional Italian weeknight supper when you are in a pinch for ingredients or in a hurry. I always have these ingredients on hand. However I have never made it with the additional Canola oil. It was way too oily. Sorry but I will stick to my way with just a cup of Olive oil and lots of grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil for the spaghetti. Cook till al dente.
  2. Meantime, heat a heavy skillet (cast iron)and saute the bread crumbs till golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  3. Heat oils till very warm. Add the anchovies to the warm oil. Turn up the heat and simmer till the anchovies disintegrate.
  4. Drain the spaghetti but leave very wet.
  5. Pour the oil/anchovy mixture over and toss.
  6. Sprinkle with the browned bread crumbs.
  7. My kids used to call this "dirty worms".

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