Rosemary and Garlic Pasta with Lemon Pangrattato

This Rosemary and Garlic Pasta with Lemon Pangrattato is a delicious and quick week night meal. It takes under 10 minutes to prepare and uses only a handful of ingredients. Heavy with garlic and fresh rosemary the oil dresses the pasta perfectly and the lemon pangrattato adds a delightful crunch to the dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 489 kcal


For the Pasta

  • 12 oz long pasta- linguine or spaghetti works well (340g)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary

For the Pangrattato

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, salt it generously and cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mince or crush the garlic and add it to a cold skillet along with the olive oil.
  3. Place it over a low heat and cook slowly until the garlic is soft but not colored. About 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped rosemary and remove from the heat.

To make the Pangrattato

  1. Melt the butter in a pan with the olive oil and once it starts to foam add the breadcrumbs.
  2. Cook over a medium high heat until they are crisp and golden.
  3. Remove the breadcrumbs from the pan to prevent them burning, seasoning generously with salt and pepper and then stir in the lemon zest.
  4. When pasta has finished cooking, reserve a cup of the cook water and then drain.  in a colander.
  5. Add the pasta to the oil along with 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Cook over a high heat lifting and turning the pasta until it is well coated in the oil, add more cooking water if the pasta seems dry.
  6. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of the Pangrattato.
Nutrition Facts
Rosemary and Garlic Pasta with Lemon Pangrattato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.