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Herbed Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Herbed Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Looking for something a little more exciting than boiled pasta to serve with a chicken entree, Greta Igl found inspiration and just-picked flavor in her herb garden. “I love using fresh herbs whenever possible, she says, “and I have plants tucked all around my yard in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook garlic in oil and butter over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • 2. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 318 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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Brossi User ID: 8526235 249790
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"Wonderful recipe. Played around with the quantities of ingredients. I used 260g pasta, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tbs oil, 2tbs butter, 3/4 cup parmesan, 2 tbs basil and 2 tbs parsley plus salt and pepper. I didn't need to add anything or remove anything from the recipe. It was all about getting the right balance. This was perfect for us. This serves 4-6 as a side dish. This will be a regular for us now. Thanks for the post."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 247842
Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"I have tried this recipe twice now and both times it was less than mediocre. The first time I used wide egg noodles, but there was just WAY too much parmesan & spices. It tasted awful. I thought maybe it was because I used the wrong type of noodle. The second time I tried it (this evening), I used extra thin egg noodles. These are the SAME shape and size as angel hair pasta. And yet again, it was WAY too much dry ingredients. I wound up using only half of it (and it was still COATED). I had to add more olive oil to get it edible. Maybe because I used the dry ingredients instead of fresh? I did the conversion of fresh to dry (1 tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dry) so I don't see how that could be it. If someone knows what I'm doing wrong, please let me know."

Cheri Beck User ID: 174358 217009
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"My family loves this, and it's so much easier than the creamy noodles recipe I had been using. My youngest never liked the creamy noodles (she doesn't like mac and cheese type dishes) but she likes the herbed angel hair pasta!"

pols005 User ID: 2996794 100647
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"Simple and good side dish. Served it alongside grilled chicken for the kids and grilled Italian eggplant slices for the adults. Yum!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 94245
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"I didn't have the basil or parsley on hand, so I used about 1 tsp or so of pesto. I probably liked it better than if I had followed the recipe!"

[email protected] User ID: 2660827 162132
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"I've made this many times and it is always a hit - especially with the "Baked Mushroom chicken" Recipe that it is photographed with."

MelodyMahala User ID: 4582527 162920
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"So simple and tasted like it came from our favorite italian resturant"

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