Easy Angel Hair Pasta

This Angel Hair Pasta is made with cherry tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. You won’t believe how simple and TASTY this recipe is!

An absolutely scrumptious dish made with just a few simple ingredients. Isn’t that what we are looking for when planning our next dinner? This Angel Hair Pasta recipe is going to become your new favorite. I know it!

This recipe comes from my mom. She lived in Italy for over 10 years, and also worked as a chef while there, so she knows a thing or two about Italian cuisine. This was one of the first recipes she taught me. When she first mentioned this recipe, I wasn’t impressed. Tomatoes, pasta, olive oil… It sounded so bland. Boy, was I wrong! Once I tried it, there was no going back!


12 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta
1 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil optional
1 tsp. salt plus extra for boiling pasta
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and start to fall apart, about 10 minutes.
Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions until al dente (3 minutes).
Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, breaking tomatoes in the process.
Drain the pasta. Add the pasta and chopped herbs to the tomato sauce. Stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes.