Smashed Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Anchovy Mostaccioli



  • 1/2 lb. mostaccioli noodles
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 anchovy filets, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • fresh basil, cut into a chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan


  1. Boil pasta.
  2. Smash garlic and mince anchovy filets.
  3. Heat oil in sauté pan.
  4. Add garlic and anchovies to oil.
  5. Add kosher salt and red pepper flakes and cook two minutes.
  6. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook another couple minutes.
  7. Add cooked noodles directly to sauté pan.
  8. Sprinkle shredded parmesan over noodles and toss.
  9. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in small pan and add bread crumbs. Cook about two minutes, until toasted.
  10. Add bread crumbs to pasta, along with a dash of red pepper flakes and basil.


Until next time, Kris