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Cook Pasta in Half the Time with Angel Hair Pasta
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Email author, Alice Henneman, MS, RD,
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 food to the right 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.