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Linguine with Garlicky Breadcrumbs

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
This dish of pantry staples is a good choice for a hectic weeknight supper. Toast the breadcrumbs in advance to speed preparation later.

Ingredients

  • 1 slice day-old hearty white bread (such as Pepperidge Farm), torn
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 297
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 8.9 g
  • carbohydrate 49 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 346 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

    Cooking Pasta
  2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 2/3 cup. Place breadcrumbs on a baking sheet. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes or until dry.

  3. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Return pan to heat. Stir in breadcrumbs, and cook 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.

  4. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper; toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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