Pasta Margherita

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 25 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes


8ounces angel hair pasta, freshly cooked according to package directions
1/2cup Crisco® 100 % Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) container fresh mozzarella cheese, drained, sliced
1/2cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place freshly cooked pasta in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Add drained tomatoes and green onions; sprinkle with salt.
  3. Add the sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and torn basil leaves; toss to mix.  Divide pasta between 4 dinner plates. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese. 

Recipe courtesy of Crisco Cooking Oils.