Italian Spring Fling Pasta


Italian Spring Fling Pasta

Italian Spring Fling Pasta
20 Min

When you're craving something fresh-tasting and satisfying, fill your plate up with our Italian Spring Fling Pasta. This angel hair pasta dish features some great springtime flavors. One whiff of this is all it'll take to get your family to the dinner table.

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5 large tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, cut in half
  • 1 (2.5-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; cook onion 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until tomatoes are broken down, stirring occasionally. Add artichokes, olives, and basil and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender; drain. Place pasta on large platter, top with tomato mixture, and serve.


  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese just before serving.
  • Here's some warm and crusty garlic bread to sop up all the extra springtime goodness!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 5

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 574
  • Calories from Fat 172
  • Total Fat 19g 29 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.0g 10 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 16g 31 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 600mg 25 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 85g 28 %
  • Dietary Fiber 7.1g 28 %
  • Sugars 10g 0 %

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If I wanted to serve this cold instead of hot, would it be better to substitute a different kind of pasta for the angel hair?

Hello! If you plan on serving cold a spaghetti or penne would definitely be better.

I halved this for the two of us (used 3 tomatoes) and it was really good. Next time i will make the full recipe, except for the pasta, so we can have leftovers. I will prepare fresh pasta when we need it. This is a very good light meal by itself. Try this, you can't go wrong. Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved, would be a good substitute when good large tomatoes are hard to find.

Easy great meal to make. I only used half of a pound of pasta.

I love the fresh Mediterranean flavors in this dish. It is very healthy and light, but really fills you up! The use of the canned artichoke hearts saves a lot of prep time, and the angel hair pasta cooks in practically no time at all! I use my own homegrown tomatoes for this and it comes out delicious every time!


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