Fusilli With Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Lori Mama

This is a Tuscan peasant dish. I used the longer version of Fusilli pasta for this, but I believe spaghetti would work just fine. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Kitchen Library, Pasta series.

Top Review by kellychris

Very nice, but somewhat plain. Goes great with a tasty main dish,though. Instead of using the water to mix, I used about 1 tblsp. olive oil. Really liked the breadcrumbs in this. Made foe Spring PAC,2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and saute just until turning color.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste, and toast to light golden.
  5. Drain the pasta and place in a hot bowl.
  6. Pour all but 1 cup of the crumbs on the pasta along with the water and toss.
  7. Divide between 4 hot plates and sprinkle reserved crumbs over each serving.
  8. Garnish with parsley if desired.
  9. Serve immediately.

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