Looking for angel hair pasta recipes that go beyond spaghetti and meatballs?
How about Aglio E Olio or shrimp scampi? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for something more unique, like jalapeño-infused alfredo with pancetta?
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here.
Contrary to popular belief, angel hair pasta (or capellini) is not just a spaghetti alternative. Instead, its long, thin strands offer a unique textural experience no other pasta can provide.
And that’s why I’m sharing my favorite angel hair pasta recipes with you today. One bite and I know you’ll fall in love.
Let’s kick off this list with something so easy that even non-cooks can pull it off.
This is angel hair pasta tossed in a light tomato sauce seasoned with herbs and spices.
Sounds pretty easy, huh?
But the surprising thing here is that the recipe calls for fresh cherry tomatoes and not tomato sauce.
Don’t worry, though; it still comes together in just 20 minutes!
Any recipe that stars garlic and parmesan is a sure-fire win in my book.
And I’ve cooked this particular dish for my family more times than I can count – and it never disappoints.
Here, angel hair pasta gets bathed in a simple olive oil and butter sauce seasoned with garlic, herbs, and parmesan cheese.
What I love so much is that it tastes like it took hours, but in reality, it only takes me 15 minutes from start to finish.
Angel hair pasta covered in a creamy sauce and filled with bits of bacon and plump shrimp pieces? Yum!
Sweet shrimp plus salty bacon = surf and turf heaven.
This dish is definitely on the indulgent side, so you’ll throw a few spinach leaves in there for some balance.
With just five basic ingredients and 15 minutes, this simple pasta carbonara couldn’t be easier to make.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and simply irresistible.
This classic recipe makes a creamy sauce out of beaten eggs, parmesan, and pasta water.
If you don’t know how to make authentic carbonara yet, this recipe is for you.
If you prefer angel hair pasta tossed with a tangy marinara, this recipe has your name all over it.
This pasta dish is undeniably flavorful and refreshing, with a spectacular yet straightforward tomato sauce and some parmesan cheese on top.
While angel hair pasta works best with light sauces, I know plenty of people prefer it with a thick and indulgent bolognese sauce.
And I totally understand that!
There’s just something so comforting and familiar about a good old bolognese – especially one made from scratch.
This particular recipe adds a splash of red wine, giving it a wonderfully distinct taste.
If you prefer a little heat in your pasta, you won’t want to miss this insanely good alfredo with jalapeño and pancetta.
Tossed in a light cream sauce that’s loaded with diced jalapeños and pancetta, this dish is a little creamy, a little spicy, and a whole lot delicious.
I always get giddy at the thought of Aglio E Olio.
Somehow, that simple coating of olive oil and garlic makes any pasta taste unbelievable!
This recipe takes the classic dish to new realms of deliciousness with a splash of wine and a few tomatoes and olives in the mix. Yum!
One of the things I love the most about pasta is that there really is no need for meat to make it scrumptious and filling.
For example, this pasta primavera is loaded with asparagus, peas, zucchini, and artichoke hearts.
Yet, despite the simplicity of ingredients, this dish still manages to impress and is sure to fill you up.
This lemon shrimp scampi is sweet and salty, as well as light and refreshing making it ideal for the summer.
The sweet shrimp and tangy lemon make magic when combined. The contrast of flavors is just spot on.
Sprinkle the dish with red pepper flakes for a little bit of heat, and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a dish that can feed a hungry crowd, you just found it.
Unlike most of the recipes in this collection, this Crock-Pot angel chicken is as hearty and indulgent as can be.
It features chicken breasts covered with a heavenly sauce of cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, butter, and Italian dressing mix.
Serve this on a bed of angel hair pasta for a sensational meal.
Like your pasta sauce sweet and savory? Then you have to try this recipe – today, if possible!
Here, cubes of chicken are cooked in a sauce made of honey, lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider, and herbs.
The same sauce coats the pasta, so there’s sweet, savory, and lemony goodness in every forkful.
If you’ve yet to try brown butter, you’re in for a treat.
As the name suggests, all you need to do is slowly melt some butter until it’s brown and fragrant.
Of course, the browner it gets, the richer and nuttier its flavor becomes. So keep an eye on it and be patient – slow and steady wins the race!
When it’s done, add some garlic and parmesan, then toss in the pasta.
Oh, and you should probably go ahead and double the butter. That stuff in cookies is pure gold!
While goulash is technically a stew, it shouldn’t stop us from turning it into a pasta dish.
Simply use the hearty beef, corn, and tomato soup as a sauce for angel hair pasta and tada! It’s like magic.
As a bonus, this dish only requires five ingredients. How awesome is that?
Eager to make a show-stopping pasta dish for family and friends? Look no further than this.
Coated with a white wine tomato sauce, studded with capers, and topped with pan-seared scallops, you can’t beat this angel hair pasta recipe.
From the pasta to the sauce to the scallops, it gets tens across the board.
Special shout-out to the white wine that adds a nice fruity flavor to the sauce!
I love pasta and meatballs, and this turkey recipe with angel hair pasta is a wonderfully light alternative.
While ground beef and pork are often used to make meatballs, turkey makes a fine substitute. In fact, with the right recipes, most people won’t even know!
Don’t worry; this recipe won’t make dry meatballs that taste like cardboard.
Instead, look forward to soft, moist, and tender meatballs oozing with mozzarella cheese. Delish!
Here’s another sensational pasta dish that will make your friends and family drool.
The combination of butter, white wine, and garlic gives this seafood pasta scrumptious, tastebud-tingling flavors!
Topped with shrimp and mussels and seasoned with herbs and spices, this pasta will take you to seafood heaven.
This next angel hair pasta is loaded with Italian sausage crumbles, mushrooms, cheese, and herbs.
The combination of smoky sausage, meaty mushrooms, creamy cheese, and earthy herbs offers the perfect balance of flavors.
Pomodoro is a classic Italian pasta dish that uses olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
It has a very light and refreshing profile – nothing too overwhelming, but the flavors are very much on point.
I like this with grilled chicken and crunchy garlic bread on the side.
The term “al Forno” is Italian for “food baked in the oven.”
So for this next recipe, expect a casserole with a crispy crust, melty cheese, and a creamy bed of pasta underneath.
With layers of seasoned angel hair, prosciutto, mozzarella, and bread crumbs, this capellini al Forno is the ultimate Italian comfort food!
This is an elevated version of the classic spaghetti, and I guarantee you and your whole family will fall head over heels in love with it.
It’s got two layers of spaghetti with meat sauce and a layer each of parmesan and cheddar jack cheese.
Baking melts the cheese, giving the dish a crispy crust that’s ooey-gooey underneath.
Angel hair pasta bathed in a creamy mushroom sauce and finished off with lots of cheese is the pasta dish of your dreams.
Despite the absence of bacon, ham, or sausage, this dish is still plenty meaty, thanks to the mushrooms.
Of course, you can always add some protein if you prefer.
If you think pasta salads can only be made with pasta shells, think again! This innovative recipe uses angel hair, and it’s surprisingly delish.
Bursting with olives, carrots, and tomatoes tossed with a creamy dressing, this pasta salad is definitely a winner.
Bacon, garlic, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and parmesan star in this light and refreshing pasta dish.
Its bright colors and flavors make it the perfect summer lunch or dinner.
That said, it’s hearty enough to keep you warm all winter long!
One kind of cheese in a pasta dish is good. Two is great. But three?
Three cheeses take the whole thing over the edge. So, if you consider yourself a cheese addict, you’ll want to make this asap.
Also loaded with garlic, mushrooms, and broccoli, you shouldn’t worry about this dish being one-note.
It has a variety of flavors and textures, and they all work hand in hand to make your taste buds and bellies happy.
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