20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta

Servings: 4
This cherry tomato and basil angel comes together in under 20 minutes, making for a a delicious and super easy meal for your family!


  • 1/2 pound angel hair
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil roughly chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan plus more for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add in a good handful of salt. Add pasta. Cook aldente or until pasta is slightly undercooked.
  • Using tongs remove pasta from water into a colander. Reserve cooking liquid.
  • While pasta is cooking, add garlic and olive oil to a very large skillet.
  • Turn the heat on medium and cook until garlic becomes soft, about two minutes.
  • Turn the heat to a medium-high and add tomatoes and salt. Cook two minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of starchy cooking liquid leftover from pasta. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer for five minutes — the tomatoes should be starting to burst. If they haven’t gently push on them using the back of a wooden spoon. You only want about half to burst.
  • Add pasta, cook another two minutes.
  • Turn the heat off, add basil and parmesan cheese.
  • Toss to coat.
  • If needed add more starchy pasta water.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with extra grated parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 721mg31%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.