Spicy Capellini With Scallions and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A delicious pasta if you like some spice and green onions. Quick and easy as well from F/W 07.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 cup of the olive oil. Add the scallions and cook over moderately low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, crushed red pepper, orange zest and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes longer. Stir in another 1/2 cup of the olive oil and transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Add the pasta and the reserved cooking water to the bowl and toss well. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the bread crumbs with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the pasta and serve immediately, passing the cheese at the table.


Most Helpful

This was good, but I was expecting more flavor. I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs, which is where most of the flavor came from. I would try this one again, but maybe add some dried basil and oregano.

Soup Lady October 05, 2008

This is a delicious and flavorful pasta dish with just the right amount of spice for us. The toasted breadcrumbs on top are a tasty touch and I will make this again.

Lainey6605 February 09, 2008

Yum! This sure was spicy, but that is exactly what I was hoping for. I had to make some adjustments to the measurements because I made this just for two people, bu it turned out great. I forgot to add the cheese and the breadcrumbs, and it was still very good. I added some broccoli florets and strips of red pepper to make a full meal. I'll keep this on hand since it was so quick and satisfying.

moonpoodle February 06, 2008

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