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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. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian/American
Keyword Angel Hair Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 497kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 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


  • 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 heavily salt the water. Add pasta and 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.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1330IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg