Most authentic Italian food is light and healthy. This low-carb angel hair pasta with tomato and basil is no exception.
With this pasta dish, you get plenty of flavor without the heavy, carb-laden meal you'd typically expect. Fresh ingredients come together for a perfect weeknight pasta dinner.
By using keto-friendly, low-carb It’s Skinny pasta, you can enjoy all the flavors of the Mediterranean with none of the guilt. At only 9 calories per bag, this is a different kind of noodle. Get ready for some weeknight dinner magic!
All the Flavor Without All the Carbs
Italy's west coast and nearby islands, Sicily and Sardinia, are considered part of the Mediterranean. Known for light, healthy cuisine, Mediterranean cooking is often vegetable-forward. Flavored with herbs, wine, and delicate aromatics, Mediterranean food is satisfying and vibrant.
Our low-carb angel hair pasta with tomato and basil evokes all the flavors of Italy, with garlic, olive oil, and fresh basil. With similar ingredients to bruschetta (minus the bread, of course), this pasta dish is light but filling, simple, and perfect for a weeknight meal.
This tomato and basil pasta dish is perfect for vegetarians—simply swap out the chicken stock for vegetable. It’s Skinny pasta is plant-based, perfect for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and those following keto or another low-carb plan. Serve It’s Skinny pasta to anyone, and there’ll be no complaints.
And no wonder! The low-carb angel hair pasta is perfectly suited for this delicious dish. When working with delicate flavors, it's best to match your pasta shape to the meal. Heavier sauces like Alfredo call for fettuccine, meat sauces like Bolognese pair well with spaghetti. Light dishes like chicken pesto or this tomato basil pasta are ideal with delicate angel hair.
What exactly is angel hair, anyway? Angel hair is the thinnest pasta, coming in at about half the diameter of spaghetti. In the It’s Skinny lineup, angel hair is the perfect candidate for dishes that let the other ingredients share the spotlight.
Because this dish is simple, it’s best to use the highest quality ingredients you can find. Fresh basil is far superior to that grey-green jarred version lingering in the back of your pantry. The flavors of just-picked basil have notes of lemon, licorice, mint, and pepper. If you haven’t used fresh basil in a dish in a while, do yourself a favor and whip up this low-carb angel hair pasta with tomato and basil. Your tastebuds will be happy.
Cherry tomatoes add sweetness. The secret is in the roasting. The tomatoes caramelize and become jammy and delicious. Shallots are also flavorful—a milder, sweeter member of the onion family. Select a high-quality olive oil and white wine for this dish (don't forget to save yourself a glass because it pairs perfectly).
Finally, top this dish with fresh grated Parmesan. Get a wedge and grate yourself for a nutty, savory, delectable pasta topping. It's well worth the effort because cheese makes this dish sing!
Believe It: 9 Calorie Low-Carb Angel Hair Pasta
So can you really have your pasta and eat it too? What if you’re watching your carbs or calories? Are there good low-carb pasta alternatives? (Please, no more zoodles!)
Yes! Meet It’s Skinny pasta. This perfectly shaped pasta is ready to take on the world (or, at the very least, your dinner). Available in fettuccine, spaghetti, angel hair, and even rice, It's Skinny has only 9 calories per bag!
Now you’re probably wondering what is in 9-calorie pasta. It sounds too good to be true! It’s Skinny is made from a root called konjac. This vegetable is somewhere between a turnip and a sweet potato in texture. It’s high in fiber, easy to prepare, and perfect for any pasta dish.
Unlike some other pasta alternatives, It’s Skinny low-carb pasta takes on the flavors of the surrounding ingredients. It’s not overpowering on its own, and it really lets fresh flavors like roasted tomatoes, basil, and garlic shine. In this low-carb angel hair pasta recipe, It’s Skinny does the heavy (er…not-so-heavy) lifting.
What’s better, It’s Skinny pasta is ready to go right off the shelf. There's no need to waste time waiting for water to boil and dirtying another pot. Instead, you can toss the noodles right in with your savory ingredients, and they'll soak up the flavor and be ready to enjoy. Make your weeknight cleanup easy and fast.
To pick up It’s Skinny, visit Amazon and order a four-pack right away. Once you realize all the ways you can enjoy a 9-calorie bag of pasta, you'll definitely want more.
If you’re looking for a delicious weeknight dish that won’t leave you feeling groggy and tired, don’t miss this low-carb angel hair pasta with tomato and basil. Simple, yummy, and easy to make, It’s Skinny’s tomato basil pasta recipe might just become your new favorite weeknight pasta dish.
Low Carb Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato and Basil Recipe
Are you ready to make some dinner? All you need are some simple ingredients, a sheet pan, and a sauté pan, and you're ready to start.
You’ll find the ingredients for this dish at almost any grocery store. Seek out the freshest ingredients possible to get the maximum flavor. Believe us, it’s totally worth the (minimal) effort!
This recipe makes enough for 4-6 people, so it’s perfect for a family dinner or a get-together with friends. Leftovers are also delish!
¼ cup of chicken stock (vegetable stock can be used for a vegetarian-friendly dish)
2 tablespoons of butter
½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
2 packages of It’s Skinny Pasta Angel Hair
Spread your cherry tomatoes on a sheet pan, adding olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and just starting to pop. Pour the tomatoes and all the juice into a separate bowl and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat one teaspoon of olive oil. Add the shallots and garlic on medium heat, so they just start to brown. Once the garlic is brown, add the white wine. Reduce the mixture by half, cooking for approximately 2-4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and chicken stock to the pan, cooking another 2 minutes. Add the butter and the two packages of It’s Skinny Pasta Angel Hair. Toss well to heat through. Add half the cheese and half the basil, tossing again using the tongs.
Remove the dish from the heat and garnish using the rest of the cheese and basil. Voila! Dinner is served.