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What You Need:

  • 1 lb. cavatappi pasta
  • ½ cup (1 stick) plus 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

 

How To:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat, continuing to cook the butter until browned and the color of deep amber, constantly swirling the pan so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the breadcrumbs, parsley, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the breadcrumbs to coat them in the butter and remove from the heat.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining ½ cup (1 stick) butter and garlic together. This infuses the butter with the garlic.
  6. Add the garlic butter to the bowl of pasta and toss to coat completely.
  7. Then add the buttered breadcrumbs and toss to coat.
  8. Serve hot.