Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil Sauce Recipe

Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil Sauce picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
MethodMain Ingredient


 Angel hair pasta/Spaghetti1 Pound (Capellini)
 Plum tomatoes1 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
 Olive oil2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoon)
 Fresh basil/1 teaspoon, dried basil2 Tablespoon, minced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
 Fresh basil leaves2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1608 Calories from Fat 718

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g123.9%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.5 mg

Sodium 432.2 mg18%

Total Carbohydrates 182 g60.7%

Dietary Fiber 12.4 g49.6%

Sugars 8.2 g

Protein 36 g72.7%

Vitamin A 76.6% Vitamin C 65.2%

Calcium 20.6% Iron 41.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Cook the pasta al dente for about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2) In a bowl, mix together tomatoes, 1/2 cup olive oil, basil and garlic.
3) In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoon oil and add in the tomato mixture, cooking over medium flame till it is heated through.
4) Add in the pasta into the sauce. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.

5) Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve hot.