6 Easy Capellini Recipes To Make Any Day Of The Week

6 Easy Capellini Recipes To Make Any Day Of The Week

You need more capellini recipes in your life.

Thinner than the classic spaghetti noodle, yet thicker than angel hair pasta, capellini is a lovable pasta shape that cooks up quickly yet still maintains a nice al dente texture—tender, yet slightly yielding. We have to admit, as much as a bowl of pasta is more or less a comfort food, there is something classy about these thin twirlable tendrils. Don’t you think?

If you’re looking for a cache of easy-to-make, easy-to-love weeknight meals, this roundup of capellini recipes is for you. Featuring irresistible ingredients like sweet roasted garlic, fragrant pesto, tangy tomato sauces, nutty Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil, these capellini recipes will remind you how easy it can be to treat you and your family to a delicious pasta dinner… even on the busiest of weeknights.

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What’s more comforting than a bowl of juicy shrimp and capellini pasta in a buttery garlicky tomato sauce? If you can’t think of an answer, neither can we. This capellini recipe captures the very essence of what true Italian cuisine is… and it doesn’t have to be slow-simmering meat sauces that take 8 hours to cook.

Keep it simple and dress up your capellini pasta with a bright, herbaceous pesto sauce and sweet cherry tomatoes. This truly simple capellini recipe is bursting with big flavors and contrasting textures—hello, crispy pine nuts. For a simple upgrade to your weeknight dinner routine, try this Caprese-inspired pasta dish.

In 20 minutes—start to finish—you can create an incredible seafood pasta recipe with our all-star Italian Capellini Pasta, extra virgin olive oil, canned tuna, fresh garlic, briny capers and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Each ingredient adds another layer of flavor to this otherwise simple weeknight pasta dish.

There is something super delicate and graceful about the thin capellini noodle. We can’t think of a better pasta shape to pair up with buttery seared scallops and herby marinated tomatoes. This capellini recipe is impressive enough to dazzle your weekend dinner guests, but easy enough to enjoy on Thursday night with your family.

If there was an award for the most understated plate of pasta, this capellini recipe would win—no question. Starring capellini pasta and irresistibly smoky-sweet roasted garlic along with sautéed spinach and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, this pasta masterpiece is done in just 20 minutes. Serve it as a stand-alone pasta dish or as the sidekick to a protein like chicken, seafood or toasted chickpeas.

This chicken pasta perfection is inspired by the bold, fiery flavors of Southern Italian cuisine. Spice up your capellini recipe collection with an artful balance of smoky, spicy, citrusy and earthy flavors. And the good news? It’s easy enough for any night of the week!