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angel hair with tomatoes & basil

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

A very, very simple recipe I found on a pasta box that has got to be delicious and also "tweakable." A good one for those nights when you're rushed. Photo source:

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For angel hair with tomatoes & basil

  • 8 oz
    angel hair pasta
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tbsp. dried)
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese

How To Make angel hair with tomatoes & basil

  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until golden, about 1 minute. Stir in basil and tomatoes. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 3
    Toss pasta with tomato mixture; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste; serve while hot.
  • 4
    You could add meat to this dish if desired, onion, peppers, other spices--any number of things--to dress it up and if you have time.