Garlic Bread Spaghetti

Have you ever ever put garlic bread in a meals processor?
We’re about to vary that with this carby-licious dinner!
Easy spaghetti tossed along with golden fried garlic-bread-crumbs, plus a touch of chilli and lemon, all completed off with a sprinkling of parmesan.
A revelation of a dinner – prepared in 20 minutes.

White bowl filled with garlic bread spaghetti. A fork is sticking out of the spaghetti. Bowl is on a grey background and there are ingredients and a white napkin scattered around.

Soar to:

Earlier than you say it, I do know what you are pondering.

Bread blended with pasta? that is a little bit of a carb overload is not it?

When the recipe concept popped into my head, I used to be instantly reminded of a cartoon my youngsters beloved after they have been little – Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.
In a single episode, Nanny Plum has been tasked with making a complicated meal for a visiting king and queen, and she or he proudly proclaims she’s going to make ‘Baked potato, filled with potato, chips and mash with a fried egg on prime’.

Ha ha, I like it.

…and I might completely select that at a restaurant.

Nonetheless, this garlic bread spaghetti is not heavy and overly filling like that genius potato dish.  In reality, if you happen to often serve garlic bread along with your pasta, than actually you are most likely consuming much less.  No meat sauce or creamy sauce wanted! I would not advise serving it with garlic bread although…

📋 What do we want?

Ingredients for garlic bread spaghetti on a wooden table

🔪 The way to make Spaghetti with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.

To make the garlic breadcrumbs

Use a type of part-baked garlic baguettes from the fridge part on the grocery store.  Roughly tear it, then pulse it in your meals processor (Do not be scraping out the garlic butter now. That goes within the meals processor too).

Pour a little bit olive oil in a sizzling pan after which fry the breadcrumbs till browned and crispy.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP If you would like the breadcrumbs to look much more golden, you possibly can add ½ tsp of paprika.

At this level, you possibly can put them on a plate till you are prepared to combine them with the spaghetti or you possibly can cool, cowl and retailer them at room temperature for as much as a day – tastes nice on a salad!

Now to complete it off

The chopped chilli is evenly fried, then the cooked spaghetti is added with just a few spoonfuls of the cooking water (this helps to provide the dish a little bit of creamy moisture).  All the pieces else is then thrown in, tossed to mix, and also you’re able to serve!

Black pan filled with spaghetti this is mixed with garlic breadcrumbs, chilli and parmesan.

In case you are a garlic lover who loves a recipe shortcut then how about this garlic bread salmon!

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Spaghetti with garlic breadcrumbs and red chilli on a white plate.

20 Minute Garlic Bread Spaghetti

Easy spaghetti tossed along with golden fried garlic-bread-crumbs, plus a touch of chilli and lemon. A revelation of a dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 20 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Italian

Servings 4 individuals

Energy 583 kcal


  • Convey a big pan of water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook dinner as per the cooking directions – often about 12 minutes.

  • While the spaghetti is cooking, rip the garlic baguette into massive chunks and pulse in a meals processor till you’ve got tough breadcrumbs.

  • Warmth 1 ½ tbsp of the olive oil in a big frying pan/skillet and fry the garlic breadcrumbs for 3-4 minutes till golden brown. Be sure to stir commonly to cease the breadcrumbs from burning. Take away from the pan and place on a plate.

  • Simply earlier than the spaghetti is prepared, warmth the remaining ½ tbsp oil within the massive frying pan and add within the chopped chilli. Fry for 1-2 minutes on a low-medium warmth.

  • Drain the spaghetti, reserving a cupful of the cooking water.

  • Place the spaghetti within the frying pan with the chillies together with 4 tbsp of the pasta cooking water.

  • Add the zest and juice of the lemon, the 50g (½ cup) parmesan, 2 tbsp parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to mix. Add a little bit extra cooking water in order for you the dish to be a little bit extra creamy.

  • Stir by way of three-quarters of the breadcrumbs, then divide between 4 bowls.

  • Prime with the remainder of the garlic breadcrumbs, plus a sprinkling of parmesan, lemon zest and black pepper.

✎ Notes

Can or not it’s made forward and/or frozen?
I do not suggest making this recipe forward or freezing it. It tastes finest when cooked and eaten immediately.
Nonetheless, you can also make the garlic breadcrumbs as much as a day forward. Merely fry them up, and place in an air-tight container. They are often saved at room temperature for as much as a day.

A word on seasoning
Garlic bread can typically be salty, or not salty in any respect, relying on the model you employ.
This recipe assumes you are utilizing seasoned/salty garlic bread. Should you’re not (otherwise you’re undecided) have a style of the garlic breadcrumbs whenever you’ve fried them. Add pinch of salt if you happen to suppose it wants it.

Dietary Data is per serving.


Energy: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 19gFats: 19gSaturated Fats: 7gLdl cholesterol: 9mgSodium: 401mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 34.9mgCalcium: 187mgIron: 1.5mg

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This recipe was first printed in July 2015. Up to date February 2021 with new images, video and ideas.

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