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Angel Hair Pasta

In the hustle of today’s fast-paced life, who doesn’t appreciate a delicious meal ready in just 10 minutes? Enter angel hair pasta, a light and swift-cooking option that doesn’t compromise on flavor. This recipe is not just a time-saver; it’s a culinary shortcut to a delightful plate of pasta.

With a serving size for four and an estimated cost of $10-12, this budget-friendly dish is perfect for busy evenings. The preparation takes only 5 minutes, while the cooking process is a quick 5 minutes more. In just a total of 10 minutes, you’ll have a satisfying main course ready to enjoy.

The ingredients are simple and won’t break the bank. Grab 8 oz of angel hair pasta, some olive oil, minced garlic, and optional red pepper flakes for a hint of heat. A sprinkle of salt and pepper, along with fresh parsley for garnish, completes the flavor profile. Grated Parmesan cheese is optional but adds a cheesy finish if desired.

The cooking process involves boiling the pasta, sautéing garlic in olive oil, and tossing it all together. The result is a delicious pasta dish with a garlic-infused olive oil coating. Add a touch of freshness with chopped parsley and, if you like, some grated Parmesan.

This versatile recipe leaves room for customization. You can serve it as is for a quick meal or add grilled chicken or steak to make it heartier. The simplicity of this angel hair pasta makes it a go-to option when you crave something tasty without the fuss. In the time it takes to ponder takeout, you could have this delightful pasta on your plate, a testament to efficiency meeting epicurean delight.

Angel Hair Pasta

Angel Hair Pasta

Create a delicious angel hair pasta dish with garlic-infused olive oil. This flexible recipe pairs well with grilled chicken or steak, offering a quick and flavorful Italian-inspired meal. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan for added perfection.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • Skillet


  • 8 oz (225g) angel hair pasta
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra-virgin
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • Red pepper flakes optional, for heat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)
  • Parmesan cheese Grated (optional)


Boil the Pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package instructions, usually 3-4 minutes for al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and set aside.

Prepare the Sauce:

  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. If you like it spicy, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine Pasta and Sauce:

  • Toss the cooked and drained angel hair pasta into the skillet with the garlic and olive oil mixture.
  • Gently combine, ensuring the pasta is evenly coated with the flavorful sauce.


  • Transfer the pasta to serving plates.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and, if desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Optional Additions:

  • Serve with grilled chicken or steak for a heartier meal.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a burst of citrusy flavor.


  1. Be sure not to overcook the pasta; the quick-cooking nature of angel hair means it can become mushy if cooked for too long.
  2. Customize the dish by adding your favorite herbs or vegetables.
  3. Make it a complete meal by incorporating protein or additional veggies.
  4. The recipe is versatile; feel free to experiment with different toppings and flavors.
Keyword Angel Hair, Pasta, Quick and Easy
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert