Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs

What comes to your mind when you think of Italian food? ~ Of course, it’s Pasta!

Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs

When I run out of ideas or want a change in cuisine from my everyday Indian food, the easiest and the most relished Italian is what comes to mind. You can make very simple pasta’s with just couple of ingredients yet eat a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. These days pasta’s are available not just from those unhealthy unbleached flour but in whole wheat, quinoa, multi-grain, spinach, tomatoes and much more. They are healthy and has a lot of flavor. All you need is to toss them with just minimal ingredients and wah-laa, you have meal ready in no time that can satisfy any palette.


  • 1 Packet Spaghetti (Use whatever pasta you like)
  • 1/2 cup toasted breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic head – 1/2 crushed, 1/2 roasted in olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt & Pepper per taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed pepper flakes or per taste
  • breadcrumbs
    Toasted multi-grain breadcrumbs

    Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add a handful of salt to it as this is the only time to get the flavor the pasta. Drop the pasta and let is cook al dente. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add the pepper flakes, then the crushed garlic, sauté until the aroma is infused in the oil. Now add the peppers and sauté. Add the green onions, dried basil, salt and pepper. As soon as the pasta is cooked, toss it in. Toss the breadcrumbs and roasted garlic. Serve hot.

    Delicious Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs and roasted garlic

    1. I ground multi-grain bread myself for the breadcrumbs and toasted it in the oven at 350F degrees for about 2 – 3 minutes, cooled it before tossing it in the pasta.
    2. I used whole wheat pasta.
    3. Add whole cloves of garlic and let it slow cook in olive oil for about 15 minutes, then add a tsp of water and let it further cook for about 5 – 10 mins to get the roasted garlic.

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    18 Responses to Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs

    1. Arthi says:

      Awesome recipe and awesome pics as always. I will certainly try this one.

    2. Danielle says:

      Beautiful mouth watering pasta!

    3. Sonu says:

      This is awesome idea Priya. I love pasta in any form. This is healthy and fat free version. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    4. Sharmilee says:

      First time here, like ur site and the collection of recipes. Will be back again 🙂

    5. Divya Vikram says:

      Great idea of adding some crunchiness to the pasta by adding breadcrumbs. Make an easy meal!

      • 365DaysVeg says:

        Divya.. wow long time. How have you been? Thanks for checking out the recipe. Yes it is a super easy meal and tasty too!

    6. Sandhya says:

      Nice One… I love an Italian Meal too when it comes for an alternative to Indian Meal….

      keep Blogging 🙂

    7. parita says:

      Fantastic way to enjoy pasta!

    8. veggiebelly says:

      I love the addition of breadcrumbs here. Great idea!

    9. A says:

      This is almost the same as a Giada De Laurentiis recipe.
      I suggest you make a reference.

    10. Jayashree says:

      Very interesting blog! Can u please tell me what does toasting bread crumbs mean, secondly is there any particular reason why u add this. sorry if i am asking something very basic. thanks.

      • Pia says:

        Thank you Jayashree. Breadcrumbs adds some texture to the pasta. Toasting breadcrumbs means, spread it in a tray and place it in the toaster oven for a few minutes. If you do not have an oven or toaster oven, just use a non-stick pan and toast it until it becomes crispy and golden brown edges. Hope this helps.

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