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Garlic Bread Pasta

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    10 minutes

  • Total Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    4 servings

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This quick Garlic Bread Pasta recipe needs only 5 ingredients and tastes just like oven-baked garlic bread! Made with tender noodles tossed in a flavorful garlic butter pasta sauce with crunchy seasoned breadcrumbs.


  • 1 pound Cavatappi Pasta
  • 3/4 cup dried plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup, plus 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced (See Tip)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. While pasta is boiling, in a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat, continuing to cook the butter until browned and the colour of deep amber, continually swirling the pan so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the breadcrumbs, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir the breadcrumbs to coat them in the butter and remove them from the heat.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl melt the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and garlic together.
  5. Add the garlic butter to the bowl of drained pasta and toss to coat entirely. Add the buttered breadcrumbs and toss to coat.
  6. Serve warm.


You can adjust the amount of garlic to add to this recipe depending on how much garlic you like. I use three large cloves when I make this for my family and it’s just garlicky enough for us, but I have a friend who added up to 7 cloves.