Garlic Bread Pasta

This Garlic Bread Pasta is the most simple, amazing pasta dish I’ve ever made! It’s good warm, cold even right out of the fridge!


I’m talking amazing pasta dish. The pasta dish that makes you say buh-bye to that low carb diet thing, at least for the day.

It’s Christie here checking in with you – and this recipe is from my friend Shelly over at Cookies and Cups. She has a new cookbook coming out SOON. Like next week soon. And I’m telling you guys, you need to get this one. It not only has crazy good desserts from cupcakes to cookies to over the top special occasion cakes but it has dinner too.

Not only can she bake but she can rock out a dinner that your whole family will love in no time.

Let me take you through how easy this pasta is…start with a few basic ingredients.


Boil up your pasta they way you always do and drain it.

In the meantime heat up a few tablespoons of butter in a large skillet until it’s melted. Then keep on going…

Keep cooking the butter while swirling it around the pan so it’s a nice, nutty brown color. Don’t burn it, just get it nice and brown.


Toss in breadcrumbs and seasonings and stir it all together until the breadcrumbs are completely coated in the butter. Turn the pan off and set it aside.

Now you’re going to melt a whole stick of butter – yes, a whole stick, so not skimp here or you’ll regret it – together in the same dish with a few cloves of minced garlic.

Pour the garlicky butter all over you’re cooked pasta and toss it all together with the toasted breadcrumbs.

That’s it – Garlic Bread Pasta finito.

So yes, head out and grab a cop of the The Cookies and Cups Cookbook for all the amazing desserts that are easy to make and totally mind blowing, but don’t forget that my talented friend has got you covered for dinner too:)




Garlic Bread Pasta

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

This pasta recipe tastes just like a loaf of delicious garlic bread! Top with lots of parmesan cheese!



  • 1 lb. cavatappi pasta
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


  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 1/2 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. Toss with the buttered breadcrumbs and add parmesan cheese for garnish (if desired)
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta recipe, dinner ideas, vegetarian recipes, easy dinner recipes


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35 Responses
  1. DessertForTwo

    Hi Hi hi! I’m not sure why I’m just now discovering your blog, but MAN, I am in love! So nice to meet you! I’ve been staring at this pasta in Shelley’s book, but haven’t made it yet, and now, I think i have to make it tonight! You make it look sooo good!
    anyway, I’m your new biggest fan! xo

    1. Dan

      It’s nice to meet you too, and thank you so much!! We honestly could NOT stop eating this pasta so make it at your own risk…:) Heading over to check out Dessert For Two!

  2. Carrie Johnson

    This is fantastic! I made it tonight and all three of us loved it! No adjustments made, it’s perfect as is!

  3. Carol

    OMG it’s AWESOME
    I have made it 3 times now, I made it tonight and it’s a keeper, and so super easy.
    I used curly pasta [not spirals] brilliant texture.
    Even when its cold, I found that Zapping it in the microwave for a few minutes brings it back to life. YUMMY
    I will be using this dish for Christmas this year.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    P.S. I wish I could post a picture of my copy of your dish.

    1. Dan

      Carol – thank you – We love this recipe too! And you CAN send me a photo of your dish! Or you can post in on Instagram with #mantitlement, or as a visitor post on my Facebook page! If you don’t do any social media just email it to me ( I love to see readers photos!

  4. Lily

    I am going to try this for the first time.

    love garlic bread, hope I love this too!

    Thank you for posting this recipe.

    Happy eating

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