Angel Hair with Walnuts Recipe
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Angel Hair with Walnuts Recipe

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“I worked in an Italian restaurant that served pasta with olive oil, garlic and a sprinkling of walnuts. I enjoyed the medley so much that I developed this recipe for an important dinner—and it was a hit,” writes Nancy Beckman from Helena, Montana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded Romano cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the walnuts, pepper flakes and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until walnuts are toasted.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in parsley. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Add cheese; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Angel Hair with Walnuts in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p63

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kaskren 237137
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"So quick and easy!! Nice flavor although walnuts are very strong. But you can add as many as you want! Kids enjoy this dish (and they are picky :-)"

MY REVIEW 208479
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Wonderful easy side dish. Really good! Will definitely make this again. Family loved it."

MY REVIEW 161865
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Wonderful easy side dish. Really good!"

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