Simple Meals: Twice Cooked Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes

Since bringing in the New Year, I actually have avoided cooking a real meal/ taking on a new recipe.  Call it lazy, procrastination, whatever you want. I know I’m not the only one. You know who you are! :)

Tonight I decided to make an easy meal that I’ve made many times.  I don’t exactly have a name for it so I called it Twice Cooked Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes.   This may not be the healthiest meal, but trust me once you make it once you’ll definitely be making it again.

angel hair with tomatoes

Angel Hair Pasta
Tomatoes – Diced
Garlic Salt
Adobo Seasoning
Protein of Choice- I use Shrimp or  Chopped Chicken Strips
Olive Oil


Do your normal routine of cooking pasta in a pot of boiling water. Drain water in a strainer.  Now heat up a large frying pan with olive oil on medium low heat.  Once pan has been heated, put in the cooked pasta in the pan. Make sure the pasta has been coated with olive oil, you may need to add more olive oil to make sure the pasta does not get dried out.  Add Garlic Salt, Adobo Seasoning and Pepper to taste. After a few minutes of the pasta cooking in the pan, add the fresh cut diced tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes have softened.  Lastly, add your cooked protein into pan and your dish is now complete.

For your protein, lightly season it with salt and pepper and cook in a pan

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  1. Love Adobo…Simple and tasty dish :)

  2. simple and satisfying – your shrimp look perfect.

    • Gabby@FoodChowDown

      thanks – I started using frozen uncooked shrimp more recently once I learned how much tastier it was than the precooked frozen shrimp. I was just being lazy with the precooked ones but shrimp cooks very fast. Never going back to the precooked!

  3. Yes, simple is sometimes hard to beat. Looks yummy!

  4. i use adobo too. ha

  5. I am planning on making this tomorrow. I never heard of adobo but I am so excited to try it. Had to go to two stores to find it! I can’t wait and although you say it is your “easy” meal it took me so long in the market to just get all the ingredients…lol. I’

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