Caprese Pasta

August 5, 2008 at 1:13 am 1 comment

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


Entry filed under: main dish, Pasta.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Joelen  |  August 5, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Caprese salad is one of my faves and adding pasta to the mix is a nice change of pace! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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