Orecchiette With Toasted Bread Crumbs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe for pasta (any kind you like) angel hair or other small shaped pasta. It is served with already prepared & seasoned bread crumbs. Very simple & satisfying dish. Hope you like it. This recipe has been tweaked but I found it on the Foodnetwork Channel with Giada de Laurentis.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, bring to a boil 6 qts of salted water. Cook pasta until al dente; about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in med-sized saute pan heat oil until warm. Since the bread crumbs will cook quickly, you don't want to add them into a hot pan.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs & stir constantly you may want to season lightly with salt & pepper, since flavored bread crumbs already have seasoning.
  4. Saute for about 2 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Drain pasta in colander. Working quickly; add pasta to saute pan & stir to combine.
  6. Add Parmesan & prosciutto & mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour into large serving bowl & garnish with chopped parsley.


Most Helpful

This dish was really easy to make, but there was nothing spectacular about it. I think if it wasn't for the parmesan cheese, my dh and I would not have finished what was on the plate. We gave it a shot, but I do not think I will be making this again. Sorry.

Bittersweetened August 02, 2008

Very nice dish. I halved the recipe, since there's only two of and I chose the butter option for the crumbs. :)

Lori Mama April 04, 2008

We had this for dinner tonight. I needed something quick. I added the proscuitto that the original recipe called for. This was very good my husband loved it. Thanks. Lisa

LMillerRN December 18, 2006

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