Delicious Angel Hair Pasta with Pignoli Recipe

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Delicious Angel Hair Pasta with Pignoli Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 13, 2024

Enjoy the delectable and aromatic flavors of this Angel Hair Pasta with Pignoli recipe. The combination of angel hair pasta, toasted pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese creates a delicious and satisfying meal. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions, as it can be prepared in just 20 minutes. Impress your family and friends with this easy-to-follow recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your household.


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (pignoli)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a dry skillet, toast the pine nuts over medium heat until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked angel hair pasta to the skillet and toss to coat in the garlic-infused olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta. Toss until the cheese melts and coats the pasta.
  6. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and freshly chopped parsley.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Pignoli is the Italian word for pine nuts, which are the edible seeds of pine trees.
  • Angel hair pasta is also known as capellini, which means 'thin hair' in Italian.
  • Toasting pine nuts enhances their flavor and adds a nice crunch to the dish.
  • This recipe can be easily customized by adding vegetables or protein such as grilled chicken or shrimp.