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Pasta Margherita

Prep Time:25 min
Cook Time:10 min
Yield:4 servings


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, freshly cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup Crisco┬« 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 oz.) container fresh mozzarella cheese, drained, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 1.
    PLACE freshly cooked pasta in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. 2.
    HEAT olive oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Add drained tomatoes and green onions; sprinkle with salt.

  3. 3.
    COOK and stir until just heated through, about 3 minutes. Toss the hot cooked angel hair pasta with tomato mixture.

  4. 4.
    ADD the sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and torn basil leaves; toss to mix. Divide pasta between 4 dinner plates. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.


Serving Size (1/4), Calories 610 (Calories from Fat 340), Total Fat 38g (Saturated Fat 10g), Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 1000mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 4g), Protein 18g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 30%, Iron 20%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Pasta Margherita

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