Comfort food doesn’t get any easier or praise-worthy than this! Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta is a heavenly avenue to an easy, delicious, anytime meal! Tender angel hair pasta provides a tasty bedrock for the garlic-infused fresh herbs of your choice, topped with all the parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper you can imagine… it will most certainly entrance your senses, especially with its euphoric taste. This Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta will definitely deliver you to all-out comfort mode by encapsulating all the fresh tastes you love, all the while ensuring you can enjoy that fabulous aroma floating angelically through your home. So easy and oh, so good, it’s almost sinful!

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
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Directions

Step 1 –In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the angel hair pasta to al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 2 –While you’re waiting for the water to boil for the pasta, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil.

Step 3 –Add the sliced garlic, the chili pepper flakes, the finely chopped herbs, and the chopped parsley to the heated olive oil and cook until the parsley wilts and the garlic emits a strong fragrance, about 1 minute.

Step 4 –Transfer the saucepan from the stovetop to cool slightly.

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Step 5 –Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water once the pasta reaches al dente.

Step 6 –Drain the pasta and rinse it just briefly with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 7 –Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl. The pasta should still be quite warm.

Step 8 –Add the garlic mixture to the cooked pasta and gently toss to combine.

Step 9 –If the pasta mixture is sticky, add 1 teaspoon of the reserved pasta water at a time until loosened.

Step 10 –Add the parmesan cheese and the freshly ground black pepper to the pasta mixture and gently toss to combine.

Step 11 –Plate and serve immediately.