A delicious dish made with just a couple of straightforward ingredients. Is not that what we’re searching for when planning our dinner? This Angel Hair Pasta recipe is going to become your new favorite. I understand it!
This recipe comes from my mother. This recipe was one of the first recipes she taught me. When she first mentioned that recipe, I wasn’t impressed. Tomatoes, pasta, olive oil, It seemed so bland. After I tried it, there was no going back!
Hint And tricks
Perfect timing. To make this dish super fast, we’re cooking the pasta and the tomato sauce concurrently. It’s best to start boiling the pasta directly before the garlic enters the tomato sauce. In this manner, the sauce and the pasta will be prepared in 3-4 minutes, which means you can combine them and serve. If you don’t feel like multitasking, it is possible to boil the pasta ahead and rinse it with cold water (to prevent sticking). When the sauce is ready, add the pasta and cook it till heated through.
Do not forget about the salt. When boiling pasta, then add at least a tablespoon of salt per 4 quarts of water. Here is a useful guide: How to Cook Pasta Perfectly Each Time
Tasty tomatoes. Tomatoes are the primary ingredient here. So, be sure that you use flavorful tomatoes.
Store this Angel Hair Pasta in the skillet or a bowl, carefully covered with a lid to avoid drying out. It will stay in the refrigerator for up to 4 times. It tastes excellent if reheated.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA
You can serve this dish on its own. It makes a tasty and filling vegetarian/vegan dinner. It is going to also taste good with chicken, seafood, beef, and leafy vegetables. Here are some of my favorite recipes:
Angel Hair Pasta
- 12 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta
- 1 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil optional
- 1 tsp. salt plus extra for boiling pasta
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and start to fall apart, about 10 minutes.
- Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions until al dente (3 minutes).
- Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, breaking tomatoes in the process.
- Drain the pasta. Add the pasta and chopped herbs to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes.