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    Though no Italian would admit it, pasta makes for a great tahdig, the crisp, golden crust that forms at the bottom of every pot of Persian rice. With a shatter, the sweet, crunchy crust yields to a mouthful of perfectly seasoned, perfectly sauced spaghetti. Rotate the pan as it cooks for an evenly brown tahdig, but resist the urge to turn up the heat as the the pasta sizzles. Slice and serve it warm, showered with Parmesan, or alongside meatballs or a bright green salad. Or let it cool to room temperature, wrap it up and take it to a picnic — it will erase every lackluster potluck pasta salad from memory.  Featured in: The Crispy Leftovers As The Main Course. 

    Ingredients

    • Salt
    • 1 pound spaghetti or capellini (angel hair)
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
    • Optional: 1 tablespoon Calabrian chile paste or 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 214 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 6.92%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.34%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 11 mg 3.82%
    • Sodium: 629 mg 26.23%
    • Calcium: 126 mg 12.56%
    • Potassium: 273 mg 7.79%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.76%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 34 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.55%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 12.2%
    • Vitamin C 9.9%
    • Vitamin D 0.7%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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