Simple Angel Hair Pasta recipe has only 5 ingredients but feels like an Italian feast. Add your favorite protein or leave as is for a favorite vegetarian meal. Perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

Simple Angel Hair Pasta

Delicious and easy, perfect for a quick meal. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Author Heather


  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-7 lg garlic cloves *thinly sliced
  • 4 tsp basil
  • 2 lbs tomatoes *diced
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup pasta water
  • chopped parsley to garnish *optional


  1. Put a large pot of water (approximately 5- 5 1/2 quarts of water) onto boil over high heat.

    Meanwhile prepare tomatoes and garlic.

    In a large frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic to oil. Cook until garlic becomes aromatic and just starts to brown on edges about 3 mins, stirring often. Stir in basil and cook for an additional minute. Stir in diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer over same heat. Cook until tomatoes dices are soft and just start to fall apart, about 8-10 mins. 

    Once water is boiling add salt and pasta. Cook according to directions on package. Reserve 1/3- 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta and reserved pasta water to frying pan. Toss well. 

    Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.