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Pasta Margherita

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 10 mins


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, freshly cooked according to package directions
  • .5 Crisco® 100 % Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • .5 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 14.5 canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained, sliced
  • .5 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Grated Parmesean cheese

How to Make It

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


  3. 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.


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


  7. 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.