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Anchovy-Capers Gluten-free Pasta

This gluten-free, flavorful red lentil pasta with anchovies and capers recipe, will allow you to have dinner ready y less than 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Enri


  • 1 8.8-ounce package of red lentil rotini
  • 1 cup casabe grated in a food processor
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 2- ounce can of anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon non-pareil capers
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • ½ cup parsley leaves chopped and divided
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese I used Parmigiano Reggiano finely grated plus more to serve


  • Put the water for the pasta to boil. Add some salt.
  • In the meantime, in a skillet over medium heat, add half of the oil and the casabe. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Reserve.
  • Cook the pasta and strain it, 2 minutes before is cooked al dente. Reserve some of the water.
  • In a deep pan, add the rest of the oil, garlic, anchovies and capers, and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the garlic is wilted.
  • Add the pasta to the pan with the anchovies and capers.
  • Add ¼ cup of the pasta water and half of the cheese, and stir until well combined.
  • Add half of the casabe crumbs and half of the parsley, and stir to combine.
  • Serve with more casabe crumbs, parsley, and cheese.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg