This capellini pasta dish is simple and quick, cooked in a single bowl in under 30 minutes and it’s a great dish to serve for a busy weeknight when you don’t have enough energy to cook an elaborate dinner.

As a meal, this pasta will provide you with everything. It has a healthy veggie serving, the shrimp are very high on protein and low on fat. You’ll have olive oil and enough fiber from the pasta and fresh herbs and spices will provide flavor and a dose of vitamins. 

This capellini is cooked with just a few very basic ingredients, essential for Italian cuisine. It’s literally impossible to go wrong with the combination of garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and basil.  Add parmesan, a dash of salt and pepper to the mix, and you can cook practically anything with it. 

Shrimp and hair-thin capellini pasta is a great choice. Because capellini is so thin, it will cook really fast, so make sure you cook it strictly according to the directions on the back of the pasta box, and preferably, cook it al dente. This way, your pasta will not become too mushy when you mix it with the rest of ingredients.

Serve it with chopped fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese for the best all-Italian taste and enjoy the lovely texture and flavor of this simple dish.