Cheesy pasta with crispy pangritata

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Adjust Servings:
8 (225g) pasta ounces your choice of shape
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs such as oregano, basil, or thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheese such as cheddar or mozzarella
Fresh parsley, chopped

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Cheesy pasta with crispy pangritata

Comfort food at its best

  • Gluten Free
  • Spicy
  • Vegan

Cheesy Pasta with Crispy Pangritata: A perfect harmony of creamy, melted cheese and crunchy breadcrumbs. This mouthwatering dish combines tender pasta with a delightful twist of crispy pangritata. Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience that will leave you craving more.

  • 30 min
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • Fresh parsley, chopped



Indulge in the Irresistible Delights of Cheesy Pasta with Crispy Pangritata

There’s something undeniably comforting about a bowl of cheesy pasta. The combination of tender pasta strands coated in a creamy, melted cheese sauce is enough to make anyone’s taste buds dance with joy. But why stop there? Elevate your cheesy pasta experience to new heights by adding a delightful twist: crispy pangritata. This simple yet remarkable addition takes this classic dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

What exactly is pangritata, you might ask? It’s an Italian breadcrumb topping that adds a satisfying crunch and an explosion of flavors to your favorite pasta dishes. In our rendition, we’ll be using it to enhance the cheesy pasta, creating a harmony of textures and tastes that will leave you craving more.

To embark on this culinary adventure, gather your ingredients: pasta of your choice, olive oil, garlic, fresh breadcrumbs, dried Italian herbs, red pepper flakes (if you’re feeling adventurous), salt, pepper, shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella work wonders), and fresh parsley for a final touch of freshness.

Start by cooking the pasta until al dente, allowing it to retain a slight bite. While the pasta is cooking, mince the garlic and sauté it in olive oil until fragrant, filling your kitchen with its delightful aroma. In a separate skillet, toast the breadcrumbs with dried Italian herbs, red pepper flakes (if desired), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Keep stirring until the breadcrumbs turn golden brown and become delightfully crispy.

Once the pasta is cooked and drained, combine it with the sautéed garlic, ensuring that the flavors meld together beautifully. The next step is the pièce de résistance: the cheese. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese over the pasta and cover the skillet with a lid, allowing the cheese to melt into a gooey, velvety blanket that coats each strand of pasta.

While the cheese melts, anticipation builds. Your kitchen is filled with an irresistible aroma, and your taste buds tingle in anticipation of the cheesy goodness that awaits. Finally, it’s time to bring everything together. Transfer the cheesy pasta to individual plates or bowls, and generously sprinkle the crispy pangritata over the top, allowing it to create a delightful contrast of textures. For a finishing touch, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, adding a pop of color and a hint of herbaceous freshness.

As you take your first bite, the creamy, cheesy pasta dances on your palate, while the crispy pangritata provides a delightful crunch, elevating the dish to a whole new level. Each mouthful is a symphony of flavors and textures, a harmonious combination that satisfies both your cravings and your soul.

Cheesy pasta with crispy pangritata is a dish that invites you to linger at the table, savoring every bite. It’s a celebration of comfort, simplicity, and the joy of indulging in a truly satisfying meal. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or sharing it with loved ones, this dish is sure to bring smiles and leave a lasting impression.

So, next time you’re in the mood for a classic cheesy pasta, don’t hesitate to take it up a notch with the addition of crispy pangritata. Prepare to be captivated by the delightful marriage of creamy cheese, tender pasta, and crunchy breadcrumbs. Allow your taste buds to be transported to culinary bliss as you savor the perfect balance of flavors. Cheesy pasta with crispy pangritata is a dish that never fails to impress, bringing comfort and satisfaction with every single bite.



20 min

For the pasta

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

10 min

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.


In a separate small skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs, dried Italian herbs, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Toast the breadcrumbs for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat.


Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the garlic. Stir well to combine and heat for a few minutes.


Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the pasta and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and is gooey.


Remove the skillet from heat. Serve the cheesy pasta in individual plates or bowls.


Sprinkle the crispy pangritata (breadcrumbs) over the top of the pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Enjoy your delicious cheesy pasta with crispy pangritata!
Note: Feel free to add any additional ingredients to personalize your dish, such as cooked bacon, sautéed mushrooms, or chopped fresh tomatoes.


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