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Herbed Angel Hair Pasta

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook garlic in oil and butter over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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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  • Valerie
    Mar 21, 2020

    I have fixed this numerous times and every time it is a winner. I serve Chicken marsala with it and they complement each other terrifically. I have even taken this to pot lucks and have gotten numerous complements on it, and even picky eaters seems to really enjoy it.

  • Brossi
    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
    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
    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!

  • gailmarie50
    Aug 27, 2013

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  • pols005
    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!

  • wasoongu
    Jun 8, 2013

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  • Amy the Midwife
    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!

  • studentmel
    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.

  • angelasandoval
    Apr 12, 2012

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