This Angel Hair Pasta Recipe is a simple, light dish made with Capellini noodles, garlic, parmesan and fresh herbs. Simple, easy and takes only 20 minutes to prepare.
This is my favorite comforting dish that I usually make when I am craving something Italian! It has a light texture, I can put it together in no time, and it goes well with a variety of other dishes.
Easy Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
My Angel Hair Pasta is coated with fresh herbs, parmesan, olive oil, and garlic to name a few.
The combination of Capellini pasta, garlic, and parmesan cheese is amazing. Thus, you can expect nothing but an excellent pasta dish for your meal.
Each swirl or fork would give you that scrumptious, cheesy, and creamy taste that you surely look for in every pasta dish you have already tried before.
Serve this light meal for a hearty lunch, or dinner. You can pair it with a whole lot of meaty dishes such as sticky chicken drumsticks or lemon garlic chicken drumsticks so that the meal would be as satiating as it could be.
Why Does This Recipe Work?
- A recipe that is absolutely mouthwatering and just requires a few basic ingredients to prepare. Isn't that the kind of thing we should be thinking about when we make plans for the next dinner on a busy week?
- This dish is not only rich with delightful pasta but is also packed with fresh herbs, garlic, heavy cream, and parmesan. The goodness the ingredients create for this recipe is superb.
- This dish is a light and perfect comfort food for you and your family to share.
- Easy dinner for busy weeknights made with simple ingredients.
- A perfect side dish to serve with Foil Pack Cajun Chicken And Vegg or Chinese Sweet And Sour Chicken.
- Angel Hair Pasta. Also, known as Capellini pasta. It is not as thick as spaghetti, it is light and perfect as comfort food.
- Olive Oil. I used it along with the butter to saute the garlic for the creamy sauce.
- Butter. It helps make this dish more delectable and rich in flavor.
- Garlic. I recommend fresh for a better taste!
- Heavy Cream. Make your dish creamy by adding heavy cream to the mix.
- Fresh Herbs. The recipe calls for fresh parsley and fresh mint leaves.
- Salt & Black Pepper. For seasoning.
- Parmesan. It does not only assist in making this recipe creamy and cheesy, but it also helps make it rich.
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Variations & Substitutions
- If you plan to make this recipe a lighter one, use creme fraiche instead of heavy cream.
- To make thus dish a complete meal, mix in some leftover roasted chicken, turkey or beef.
- Replace the mint leaves with fresh basil leaves.
- If you don't have fresh garlic at home, just use ½ teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
- To make this dish a bit spicy, add ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or chili powder.
- You can use chicken broth instead of heavy cream.
How to Make Angel Hair Pasta?
One: Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package instructions until al dente.
Two - Prepare the creamy sauce: In a large skillet, heat both olive oil and butter over medium-low heat, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then stir in heavy cream.
Three - Mix the angel hair pasta with the creamy sauce: Add in the pasta, parsley, mint, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Stir everything together and serve!
- Use a freshly grated parmesan for this recipe because it offers a better flavor and texture.
- Angel hair pasta cooks very fast because it is thin strands of pasta. So carefully watch it while cooking. Overcooked pasta tends to be soggy and sticky, which would not be enjoyable to serve and eat.
- Do not add oil to the pasta cooking water. If you add oil, your sauce will slide off the noodles. Additionally, the spaghetti will be oily as a result of your actions.
To store: Keep your leftovers in a secured and air-tight container and refrigerate it for 3 days. Freeze to keep it for 3 months.
Reheat: Reheat in the microwave until it is piping hot. Garnish each serving with additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
"Little tongues" is the translation of the Italian word linguine, which refers to long pasta noodles. Linguine is just as long as Capellini pasta, but it is flat, unlike the latter, which is round and thin.
You may not use butter for this recipe, but you cannot use butter alone without olive oil. Butter only seems significant for this recipe because it adds the finishing delicate taste and texture of the dish.
Easy Pasta Recipes
Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
- Cook the pasta: Cook the Capellini pasta according to package instructions until al dente.300 g Capellini (Angel Hair) Pasta
- Prepare the creamy sauce: In a large skillet, heat both olive oil and butter over medium-low heat, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then stir in heavy cream.1 tablespoon Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon Butter, 3 Cloves Garlic, 150 ml Heavy Cream
- Mix the pasta with the creamy sauce: Now, add in the pasta, parsley, mint, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Stir everything together and serve!1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley chopped, 1 tablespoon Fresh mint chopped, ½ teaspoon Salt, ¼ teaspoon Pepper, ½ cup Parmesan
- Use a freshly grated parmesan for this recipe because it offers a better flavor and texture that melts in your mouth once mixed with the rest of the ingredients in this dish.
- Always time your pasta when cooking it so that it will not be overcooked. Overcooked pasta tends to be soggy and sticky, which would not be enjoyable to serve and eat.
- Do not add oil to the water or drizzle it over the pasta. If you add oil to the water when cooking it to prevent it from sticking together, your sauce will slide off the noodles. Additionally, the spaghetti will be oily as a result of your actions.