This simple, tasty pasta dinner can be prepared in just half an hour.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes less than package instructions. Add sun-dried tomatoes, and cook 3 minutes. Remove 2 cups pasta water; reserve. Drain and return pasta mixture to pot.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; reserve. Return skillet to medium heat; add oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 20 to 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

  • To pasta mixture in pot, add garlic mixture, reserved pasta water, cheese, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Let stand until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Divide pasta among four shallow dishes; sprinkle with almonds and, if desired, additional cheese.

Variations

For a spicier dish, increase the amount of red-pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon.

Reviews (4)

71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2017
I love it! Perfect every time, great reheated, and so flavorful!
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2011
VERY, VERY GOOD. I MADE A FEW CHANGES: ADDED PARMESAN CHEESE TOO, AND I ADDED SOME WHITE WINE BACK, INSTEAD OF ALL OF THE PASTA WATER. I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD BE TOO SOUPY
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2008
The flavors in this recipe are absolutely amazing! This is one of my favorites!
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Rating: Unrated
08/11/2008
The flavors in this recipe are absolutely amazing! This is one of my favorites!