You are here: Home » Recipes » Stellini Pasta with Wilted Watercress Stellini Pasta with Wilted Watercress Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings Watercress (or even spinach) is stirred into a bowl of warm “little stars” pasta. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 (10-ounce) package dry stellini pasta Salt, to taste Water2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves, sliced very thin1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes2 bunches watercress, heavy stems removed, leaves chopped1/3 cup shredded Parmesan or romano cheese Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water, according to package directions, until al dente. Drain well in a colander and let sit a minute or two. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes until golden brown, remove from heat and add chili flakes. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add garlic, watercress and parmesan cheese to warm stellini. Toss well, season with salt and pepper and serve hot or at room temperature.