Spinach and garlic fusilli with crispy breadcrumbs

Spinach and garlic fusilli with crispy breadcrumbs
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
408kcals
Fat
10.4g (1.5g saturated)
Protein
12.8g
Carbohydrates
66.6g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
0.5g
Calories
408kcals
Fat
10.4g (1.5g saturated)
Protein
12.8g
Carbohydrates
66.6g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 300g fusilli pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 250g frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 1 lemon
  • Handful fresh flatleaf parsley

To serve

  • Parmesan or vegetarian alternative

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, then add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving a ladleful of the water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the breadcrumbs. Toast for 2-3 minutes until golden, tossing regularly. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Finely chop the onion and slice the garlic. Heat 1 tbsp of the remaining oil in the frying pan, then fry the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spinach and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  4. Finely grate the zest of the lemon into the pan and squeeze in the juice. Add the cooked pasta, reserved pasta water and remaining oil. Roughly tear the parsley and toss through. Season well with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with the crispy breadcrumbs and shave cheese over to serve.

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