Angel Hair with Tomato and Basil

Carol Junkins


So much flavor from fresh tomato and basil ~ light meal for a summer night !

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6 servings ~ 1 cup each


15 Min




3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c
finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) muir glen organic plain or fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp
coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
8 oz
uncooked angel hair (capellini) pasta
1/4 c
chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes , cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is tender. Add tomatoes, garlic and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain, place in serving bowl. Pour tomato mixture over pasta, toss gently to coat. Add basil, cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, toss.
Makes 6 ~ 1 cup servings.
Could add grilled or sauteed shrimp or chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #red, #flakes, #pepper, #Basil