Pasta With Garlic, Chilies, Lemon & Crispy Bread Crumbs

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Recipe: #36282

January 12, 2021

"A simple and easy taste of Italy. You can use any pasta of your choice."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (179.3 g)
  • Calories 751
  • Total Fat - 36.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 90.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 97.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 18.4 g
  • Calcium - 135.1 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a heavy frying pan, heat the oil and add the bread crumbs, lemon zest, salt & pepper.

Step 2

Cook over medium heat, stirring often until the crumbs are crisp and light brown; set aside.

Step 3

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water.

Step 4

While it is cooking, heat the oil in a small, heavy saucepan.

Step 5

Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook until sizzling but not browned; remove from heat.

Step 6

Once the pasta is cooked al dente, remove a small cup of pasta water, and drain the pasta.

Step 7

Return pasta to the pot, and add the garlic, oil, and lemon juice.

Step 8

Mix well over medium heat until hot, adding a little pasta water if the mixture seems dry.

Step 9

Add the parsley, mix well and serve with the crispy bread crumbs on top.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Must admit I don’t normally get excited over pasta, but after tasting this recipe, I did! Simple and just good stuff. I cooked up about a pound of pasta where to half I added tomato sauce and to the other half I used for this dish and I can honestly say, this is the one that I and my daughters definitely preferred and a definite keeper. Thank you, Luvcookn, for sharing.


review by:
(7 Dec 2023)


Very good light pasta dish. I did add some italian sausage and topped off with Parmesan. Delicious and enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(13 Oct 2023)


I really like this. It's not heavy and it's flavorful. I put in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. I used panko crumbs because they are course. Yummy!! I made this for Billboard Tag in the forums and for What's on the Menu? in the Food, Friends, and Fun forum on Tap A Talk. Try this.


(2 Jun 2021)


A great pasta dish, one that looks as good as it tastes making it a company worthy meal! I used fettuccini as my pasta choice, so enjoyed. Into my recipe drawer for this one!


review by:
(20 May 2021)

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