Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pasta Caprese

For me, almost no flavor screams "summer" quite like the combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Throw some pasta in there, and I'm drooling already.

I found this recipe on Kraft's site and it pulled together very, very quickly - a perfect weeknight meal! I've made something similar in the past (Giada's Fusilli alla Caprese) and really, no one way is better than the other. Just throw it all together and you're good to go!

  • 1/2 lb. capellini or spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, finely sliced

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to tomato mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.


  1. This looks SO good and sounds very easy to make. I may have to try it this week!

  2. Not only is this a great looking dish with all the colors, it captures the great flavors of my fave salad - great job!

  3. YUM! That looks like a GREAT summer pasta salad!!

  4. This looks delish!

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  5. I love your blog. I have been perusing it all morning. Just added you to my fave's. I found your blog through the Good Things Catered blog. Can't wait to try some of your recipes!

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