Grandpa’s Sicilian Pasta

This pasta is fantastic and it is not even remotely healthy.  I think that’s one of my favorite things about it.  So many dishes these days try to pass as healthy.  Add some kale!  Slip in some flaxseed oil!  Swap in whole grain pasta!

No whole grain pasta here.  No kale.  No flaxseed oil.  Nothing but regular old pasta, breadcrumbs, olive oil, marinara sauce, and a large handful of cheese.  This pasta means business – delicious business.


Do you hear that?  Do you hear that sound?  That’s the sound of health gurus whimpering at the carb overload.  But…there’s another sound emerging.  A wonderful, beautiful, happy sound…


Carb-lovers rejoice, this recipe is for you!  And, sure, you could probably make it healthy with some spinach or broccoli thrown in.  There’s always room for a small salad on the side.  Or, you can release your inner fat kid and just hunker down with the bowl and go to town.  You can always be healthy tomorrow.

Grandpa’s Sicilian Pasta



1/2 pound of pasta

1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup asiago cheese

1 cup marinara sauce (or meat sauce if you’re feeling like a carnivore)


Cook pasta according to the package’s instructions.

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.  Add the breadcrumbs and cook until they are browned, tossing the breadcrumbs occasionally.  Make sure not to move them around too much, though, or they won’t brown.

Once the breadcrumbs are browned add the pasta sauce and give it all a good stir.  Next, pour in the cooked pasta and toss to coat.  Finally, add the asiago cheese and give it another good stir.



8 thoughts on “Grandpa’s Sicilian Pasta

  1. This is perfect comfort food! I think it’s totally okay to not try to health-ify something as good and simple as pasta every once in a while, it’s nice to indulge especially if there is asiago cheese involved YUM!

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