Linguine Fini con Pane Grattugiato Tostato (toasted bread crumbs)

One of my favorite and super, quick dishes to make for my family is a long pasta with toasted bread crumbs. My pasta of choice is always a linguine fini, but any long pastas will work.
The great thing about making this dish is that it literally takes only a few minutes to make- in the time you boil the water and cook your pasta…you are done!

I love having toasted bread crumbs handy for a variety of dishes, as well; so in this recipe I made enough to keep on hand. Toasted bread crumbs last a long time in the fridge and can be kept easily in a plastic zip-loc.

1 cup plain bread crumbs (do not use flavored)

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 clove of garlic minced

salt and pepper to taste

1 lb cooked pasta

Put the bread crumbs in a small pan on high heat.  Add in the extra virgin olive oil and constantly stir until all is a golden brown.  DO NOT let the bread crumbs sit on the stove unattended as they will burn quickly. I like to stir and ‘flip’ the bread crumbs to get an even toasting.
Bread crumbs toasted in the pan.

In a bowl, take the cooked, strained pasta and mix it with the garlic, S&P, and extra virgin olive oil, make sure it’s all coated. Then add in a 1/4 cup bread crumbs that you toasted and toss them together.  Top with your favorite grated cheese.

Linguine Fini con Pane Grattugiato Tostato (toasted breadcrumbs)

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