Cook Pasta in Half the Time with Angel Hair Pasta

Cook Pasta in Half the Time with Angel Hair Pasta

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Email author, Alice Henneman, MS, RDN,
UNL Lancaster County Extension

While regular pasta cooks in about 8 to 10 minutes, angel hair pasta — also referred to as capellini — cooks in about 3 to 5 minutes. Capellini — which means "fine hairs"— is best used with thinner, more delicate sauces according to the National Pasta Association.

The photo in this article shows it paired with a thin tomato sauce.

You also can break angel hair pasta in half and toss it into soups toward the end of cooking.

Try a whole wheat angel pasta for added fiber and nutrients.