Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato and Basil

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  • • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • • 1 - 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic plain or fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
  • • 8 oz uncooked angel hair (capellini) pasta
  • • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Prep Time: 5 Min

Total Time: 20 Min

  1. 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.
  2. 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 2 tablespoons oil; toss.

Topping suggestions:

Top with grilled or sautéed shrimp or chicken. Smaller portions are perfect as appetizers or sides.

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