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Angel Hair Pasta Soup

Angel Hair Pasta Soup

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Cooking for one can be quite a hassle, so I usually have to settle for “fast food” like takeaway, instant noodles or a bowl of museli with milk. It’s not that I hate instant noodles or fast food, I love them. But sometimes I do like the idea of cooking for one. So this is one of my “fast-to-cook-and-good-to-eat” meals when I’m home alone. And it’s almost a non-recipe. Very fast, delicious and you can clear whatever ingredients (such as yong tau foo, frozen dumplings, dried seaweed, meat balls, leftover roast meat) you have in the fridge.  The trick for me is to use angel hair pasta which is to me, like the western version of our local bee hoon (rice vermicelli) with its long thin strands of noodles. They usually cook in 2 minutes, just like instant noodles. My pantry, for this reason, is always well-stocked with angel hair.

15-Minute Angel Hair Pasta Soup Recipe

This is a great recipe for clearing whatever ingredients any leftover ingredients in the fridge.

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 1 serving (about 80 grams) angel hair pasta (Capelli d'angelo)
  • any ingredients you have in the fridge (for me, pacific clams baby bok choy)
  • water and salt to cook the pasta
  • 300ml home made soup stock (or cheat with plain water and seasoning cube)


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Then add angel hair pasta and cook according to the package instructions (usually 2 minutes). Drain the pasta and set in a soup bowl.
  2. Add soup stock to another soup pot. Bring to the boil. Blanch whatever ingredients you have in the soup stock until cooked (for my clams - 30 seconds; veg - 10 seconds). Most ingredients will cook in under 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the boiling soup and ingredients over the angel hair pasta. Garnish with sliced spring onions, chilli padi and/or fried shallots.

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32 Responses to “Angel Hair Pasta Soup”

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  1. Pizel — August 11, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    I live in Vietnam and the local supermarket doesn’t sell angel hair pasta T_T


  2. Jess @ Bakericious — August 11, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    Wiffy, seem this is a easy and delicious dish, I must keep the recipe, thanks for sharing


  3. Little Inbox — August 11, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    Long ago, I used angel hair to replace instant noodle. It’s been a while that I don’t cook it.
    When I’m alone, usually I’ll cook noodle, beehoon or simple burger. :)


  4. Woolly — August 11, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    I happen to have angel hair too. Have not thought about cooking it in soup. You gave me a new idea :)


  5. wyyv — August 12, 2010 @ 12:09 am

    I always cook the angel hair spaghetti with the sauce, first time seeing the spaghetti in soup.. Will try it out how it would taste soon^^


  6. MaryMoh — August 12, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    Oooh…I love this. I always buy angel hair to cook. Usually I fry it.


  7. Tastes of Home — August 12, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    This is a great idea! I have never thought of cooking angel hair in soup only macaroni hehe…cooking for one can indeed be tricky sometimes :)


  8. Cooking Gallery — August 12, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    I have never tried angel hair spaghetti before, I think I really should give it a try!


  9. Ching @ Little Corner of Mine — August 12, 2010 @ 2:30 am

    Love this! What a short-cut! I used angel hair pasta in our Chinese soup too.


  10. tigerfish — August 12, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Yep! You are right! I like using angel hair as my “bee hoon” too :) When I am alone, I ALWAYS cook this type of dish. So easy!


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