Angel Hair with Tomato and Basil

Fresh basil leaves and organic tomatoes dress long thin pasta that's as delish as restaurant fare.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
can (14.5 oz) 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

  • 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 1 tablespoon oil; toss.

Expert Tips

Shredded Parm provides some texture and a bigger flavor burst than grated Parmesan cheese, though either is tasty.

If you like, top with grilled or sautéed shrimp or chicken. Smaller portions are perfect as appetizers or sides.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.