Easy Mediterranean Angel Hair

Easy Mediterranean Angel Hair

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Trying to spice up simple pasta recipes for a weeknight meal? This Easy Mediterranean Angel Hair recipe, made with bell peppers, Kalamata olives, capers, Feta cheese and anchovies, is sure to send you back to the islands of Capri. This fast pasta recipe takes only 30 minutes to make, and you can also serve it cold for a quick summer pasta salad recipe.

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time10 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 anchovy filets, mashed (optional)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, halved, patted dr
  • 2 cups (1/4-inch wide) bell pepper strips, assorted colors
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced lengthwise into quarters
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • Feta cheese, crumbled (plain or Mediterranean flavor)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
     
  2. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
     
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
     
  4. Add garlic; stir to coat with oil. Cook about 1 minute to soften, stirring constantly.
     
  5. Stir in anchovies, if desired. Add artichokes; cook 2 to 3 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally.
     
  6. Add bell peppers and capers, if desired. Cook and stir about 2 minutes until peppers are just crisp-tender. Stir in olives.
     
  7. Add broth and pasta to skillet. Toss and heat through until liquid is absorbed.
     
  8. Stir in thyme and oregano. Sprinkle with feta cheese, as desired.

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This recipe was absolutely wonderful. A great summertime meal served with garlic bread. Leftovers are great serve cold, too. i will make this again.

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