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Angel Hair Pomodoro Recipe

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Angel hair Pomodoro is a bright and fresh pasta recipe, ready in just 20 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with delicate angel hair pasta.

This dinner is a fantastic recipe to make with extra tomatoes. Serve this simple pasta with easy homemade garlic knots, thick sourdough garlic bread, or a fresh side salad with pesto vinaigrette dressing.

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Angel hair pomodoro is one of our favorite easy weeknight meals!  The word pomodoro means tomato in Italian – literally translated to ‘apple of gold’ which couldn’t be more perfect. In this pomodoro sauce, fresh tomatoes shine.

I love that this pasta is simple to cook on a weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to guests. I first was introduced to pomodoro sauce when I visited a fantastic Italian restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA called Pomodoro when I first moved to the Los Angeles area. The restaurant has since closed, however I love making that simple and delicious tomato sauce to this day. 

This sweet Italian tomato pasta is perfect when you want a fresh sauce that pairs well a long pasta like capellini (angel hair) or spaghetti.  It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, and packed with lots of veggies.

This Angel Hair Pomodoro Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and SO good!
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Fresh Tomato Pasta Recipes for Entertaining

This angel hair pomodoro pasta is the tastiest, freshest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner.

It makes a great holiday meal as well – a simple side dish with a roast. It takes only 20 minutes to cook, so you can enjoy extra time to prep sides or a salad.

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What’s In This Tomato Pomodoro Sauce Recipe?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Angel Hair (Capellini) Pasta – I love the thin, delicate strands of angel hair pasta, they pair perfectly with this bright fresh sauce.
  • Fresh Tomatoes – I used garden cherry tomatoes for mine, and also canned.
  • San Marzano Whole Tomatoes – an essential in any good tomato sauce is getting the best quality canned tomatoes you can find! I always use San Marzano whole tomatoes, then crush them before adding to my recipes.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
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One of the Best Plant-Based Italian Pasta Sauce Recipes

This capellini pomodoro sauce is fantastic plant-based Italian recipe that everyone will love. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, and good olive oil. It’s a great way to get some extra vegetables onto the table too!¬†

You can see all my Italian Recipes here for more fresh & delicious dinner ideas. From sauces to garlic bread, pastas to soups, Mangia!

How Do I Make Pomodoro Sauce Capellini (Angel Hair) Pasta?

  1. Cook angel hair (capellini) according to package instructions. Drain, toss with olive oil, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add more olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  3. Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.  Add basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  4. When the sauce is finished cooking, add the sauce over cooked angel hair, and garnish with extra basil.
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Angel Hair Pomodoro Pasta

Kelly Jensen
Angel Hair Pomodoro is a bright and fresh pasta recipe, ready in just 20 minutes. With fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil, tossed with delicate angel hair pasta.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Condiment, Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 277 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta also called 'capellini'
  • 1/3 cup olive oil divided
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 28-ounce can San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil julienned, plus extra for garnish
  • 2/3 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook angel hair (capellini) according to package instructions. Drain, toss with olive oil, and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, add more olive oil and begin by saut√©ing the garlic over low heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until edges begin to brown. Add in the fresh tomatoes, and stir.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes to the pot, adding the canning liquid/sauce as well.¬† Add basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Sauce should thicken and become jammy.
  • When the sauce is finished cooking, add the sauce over cooked angel hair, and garnish with extra basil.

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Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 402mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 636IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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