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Barilla® Fried Capellini with Red Onion, Tomatoes & Parmigiano Cheese

Surprisingly delicious, fried pasta paired with vegetables and chopped basil– you’ll fall in love with something new!

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Ingredients for 8 people       

  • 1 box Barilla® Capellini
  • 1/4 cup (63 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (680 g) red onions, julienne
  • 3 cups (1020 g) fresh tomatoes, diced, peeled, seeded
  • 2 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • ½ cup (170 g) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter


  1. 1
    BRING a large pot of water to a boil
  2. 2
    HEAT olive oil in a large skillet

  3. 3
    SAUTÉ onions over medium heat for about 10 minutes
  4. 4
    ADD tomatoes, basil, and 1 cup (250 mL) of water and simmer

  5. 5
    SEASON with salt and pepper to taste, then simmer 5-7 minutes
  6. 6
    Set aside
  7. 7
    COOK pasta according to package directions
  8. 8
    Drain and toss with ½ the sauce (125 mL) and Parmigiano cheese
  9. 9
    Adjust seasonings and allow pasta to cool

  10. 10
    MELT butter in a non-stick pan

  11. 11
    ADD Angel Hair and fry until bottom is golden brown and crispy
  12. 12
    Invert onto plate or cutting board
  13. 13
    Return pasta to pan to cook other side

  14. 14
    Cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides
  15. 15
    Invert onto serving platter
  16. 16
    POUR reserved sauce over pasta cake and serve

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