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Olive Garden’s Cappellini Pomodoro

Well, Today I’m on an Olive Garden kick.  Here’s the recipe for Capellini Pomodoro, which is a light, extremely flavorful sauce on top of angelhair pasta that makes for a wonderful lunch. Just enough to fill you up but not overload you and give you the after eating sluggishness that usually comes with pasta.

Olive Garden's Capellini Pomodoro
Olive Garden's Capellini Pomodoro


  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 lbs Plum Tomatoes or Roma Tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 oz Fresh Basil Leaves (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 1 lb Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1/4 tsp Course Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 oz Oregano (minced)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes


  1. Heat Olive Oil and add Garlic; cook until it turns white.
  2. Add tomatoes and Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Chili Flakes, Oregano and Basil and heat through, stirring constantly, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 Hot Pasta to pan and flip to coat the pasta, emptying pan into a serving plate with majority of sauce on top, cover with Parmesan Cheese.

And there you have it, Capellini Pomodoro just like the Olive garden serves, but at a third of the cost.

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