One-Pot Caprese Pasta Recipe Is A Great Idea For Hosting A Romantic Dinner

It truly doesn’t get any easier than this one-pot sensation. Even on the busiest of nights, you’ll be able to prepare this palate-pleasing pasta supper with ease. Try this one out for “Meatless Mondays.”

One-pot caprese pasta

YIELD: Serves 6
ACTIVE TIME: 25–30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces whole wheat rigatoni (I like Barilla)
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes with basil (I like Hunt’s)
  • 4 light string cheese sticks (I like Sargento), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 (10-oz.) container grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • About 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • About 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (I like Sargento Artisan Blends), for garnish (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. In a large pot, combine 3 cups of water, the pasta, crushed tomatoes, cheese pieces, grape tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until the pasta has softened, 25 to 30 minutes. Much of the water will boil out.
  3. Serve drizzled with balsamic vinegar. If desired, garnish with chopped basil and Parmesan.
    Quick and Easy
  4. Looking for big Italian flavor? Double the amount of garlic, onion, and basil in the recipe.

Quick and Easy

Looking for big Italian flavor? Double the amount of garlic, onion, and basil in the recipe.

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