EASY ANGEL HAIR PASTA

PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 15 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS | SERVINGS: 4

This simple and incredibly delicious Angel Hair Pasta made with cherry tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil is so easy to throw together. Always a huge hit at home, and pretty sure your family’s next favourite!

I planned to study culinary when I was in highs school but figured cooking does not require a degree. I mean, it is still my obsession, but circumstances didn’t let me be the chef I imagined myself to be. But food will always be a part of me. So I studied on my own, and I’ve been better! The moral of the story is not to let unforeseen circumstances keep you from being what you want to be.

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta

1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes

⅓ c. extra virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves minced

¼ c. chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil optional

1 teaspoon salt plus extra for boiling pasta

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste

How to make Easy Angel Hair Pasta

Step 1: Bring to a boil a large pot of salted water.

Step 2: Add the oil and tomatoes in a hot large skillet over medium heat and cook for approximately 10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and begin to fall apart.

Step 3: To the boiling water, add the pasta and cook for about 3 minutes following the package directions until al dente.

Step 4: To the tomato sauce, add the garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix well and cook while breaking the tomatoes as it cooks. This takes another 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 5: Drain the pasta when done cooking, then add it to the tomato sauce along with the chopped herbs. Stir well and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.7mg