Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you love pasta as I do, you should like this. This is very light and I love it.


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on pkg.
  2. Sautee garlic in oil.
  3. Add red pepper flakes,salt, and bread crumbs/mix well.
  4. Add to cooked and drained pasta.
  5. Sprinkle with plenty of parmesean cheese.


Most Helpful

I really liked this. The simple yet rich taste of olive oil and garlic are two of my favorites. The breadcrumbs added a nice texture to the dish. I keep thinking about this recipe. Maybe I'm wierd. This recipe is different from the ordinary pasta recipe, but it is just wonderful. I put lots of garlic in it and I added extra olive oil. Next time I make it I will probably cut the bread crumbs down to 3/4 cup. But I just have to reiterate, this dish stays on your mind. Good Job Paula

Elizabeth Fullerton October 03, 2001

I love garlic but, I found that it dominated the taste a bit too much. I would suggest adding a bit of ginger in place of about half the garlic.

Ben Ross December 05, 2001

We loved this recipe. It was easy, quick, and really tasty. After a long day out, this was done in one pot, almost as quickly as the pasta boiled. (Drained the pasta, made the breadcrumb topping in the same pot.) I used a squash-stuffed mezzaluna pasta and added just a bit of butter to make sure that the breadcrumbs were well saturated. The amount of garlic and red pepper flakes were just right for us. I used homemade breadcrumbs and thought that it was perfect. As you suggested, the dusting of parmesan was terrific. My kids loved it, my husband loved it...Thank you for sharing.

Akikobay January 03, 2003

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