pasta with toasted breadcrumbs

10 Apr

this is one of the munchkins favorite things to eat!  they call it ‘daddy pasta’ since this is the one thing daddy cooks (with a recipe of course).  it’s quick and easy and tasty!

 

 

Orecchiette with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried orecchiette or other small shaped pasta
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup Italian seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup finely chopped prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

In a large pot, bring to a boil 6 quarts of salted water. Cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium-sized saute pan, heat the oil until warm. Since the bread crumbs will cook quickly, you don’t want to add them into a hot pan, otherwise they can burn. Add the breadcrumbs and stir constantly. Season lightly with salt and pepper since flavored bread crumbs may already have seasoning. Saute for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drain pasta in a colander. Working quickly, add pasta to the saute pan and stir to combine. Add Parmesan and the chopped prosciutto. Mix thoroughly. Pour into large serving bowl and garnish with chopped parsley.

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