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Simple Angel Hair PastaSomewhere down the road, pasta became a comfort food in our house. It’s quick, easy, and a delicious treat. Pasta was the first “real food” my kids had when they were itty bitty, because of the texture and taste. Like most moms, I have pictures of my kids absolutely covered head to toe in strings of pasta with bowls on top their heads. Yeah. We love pasta.

Angel hair pasta is one of our absolute favorites, and this recipe really can’t get much simpler. In my college days I was obsessed with Rice-o-Roni boxed meals. Garlic and butter angel hair was the one I bought the most. When I started my family, those boxes weren’t nearly enough to feed everyone, even as a side. It didn’t take me long to figure out a homemade solution that DOES feed everyone with plenty to spare.

This pasta recipe makes use of staples you probably have on hand. It also only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Simple Garlic and Butter Angel Hair Pasta

You will need:

1 (16oz) package angel hair pasta

7 cups of water

2 cups milk

1/2 cup butter

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 Tablespoons garlic salt

1 Tablespoon basil

1 Tablespoon onion salt

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp oregano



Add water, milk, and butter to a large pot over high heat. As you bring to a boil, add olive oil and seasonings. Watch the pot! It boils over extremely easy if you aren’t watching it.

Boil water, milk, butter, and seasons.

Boil water, milk, butter, and seasons.

Once pot is boiling, add pasta.  Let cook for 6 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.

Sauce will thicken

Sauce will thicken

Remove from heat and allow to sit an additional 5-10 minutes for sauce to thicken more, if necessary.

Simple Angel Hair Pasta


Both kids and adults gobble this pasta up, and with good reason. It’s filling, tasty, and plenty to go around. Enjoy!


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Author Kara Kelso, also known as "The Idea Queen", has drawn inspiration from her eccentric family on since 2005. Raising a high-spirited girl, an Autism spectrum pre-teen boy, and a few random extras showing up for the food.
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