I haven’t been feeling well for the past couple of days, but I still wanted a nice, homemade dinner for my husband to come home to after work. This dish comes together in a cinch and paired with a simple salad it’s a super quick meal!
1 lb of pasta (I used mini penne)
½ C. fresh basil, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes sliced lengthwise
1 small round fresh mozzarella cheese cut into small cubes
2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
Olive oil for drizzling
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Heat a large skillet coated with olive oil, add tomatoes and sauté until they burst (approximately 10-15 minutes) stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions reserving 1 C of cooking liquid. Drain & set aside.
3. Once tomatoes have burst use a potato masher to mash tomatoes. Stir in basil, cooking liquid, salt & pepper. Let the sauce cook for 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to combine. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Finally, add the cheeses and toss pasta allowing cheese to melt. Plate and serve.
Adapted from: Everyday Italian