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Pantry Pasta

Pantry Pasta

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 352.98 kcal


  • 1 lb any kind of pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes more if you like spicy!
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil for topping
  • parmesan cheese for topping
  • optional: rosemary or herbs for serving


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to the pan. Saute’ until garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove garlic and red pepper flakes from the pan and set aside. While the pan is hot, toast the breadcrumbs in the pan until golden brown. You don't even have to keep the stove on, you can add the breadcrumbs while the pan is still hot - this will help avoid burning them.
  • When the pasta is done, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. If your pasta seems a bit dry, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and mix well. Keep adding until everything reaches your desired consistency.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and any herbs you have on hand. Mangia!