Caprese Pasta

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready in a flash, this quick and easy pasta dish has all the lovely flavors of a fresh summer caprese salad.

Ingredients

1/4 cupolive oil
1 pkg (12 oz)No Yolks Dumplings
4cloves garlic, minced
1 tspdried Italian seasoning
12 ozcherry tomatoes, halved (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tspsalt
1/2 tspblack pepper
8 ozmini bocconcini cheese balls
1/2 cupfresh basil leaves, torn and divided

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid; drain noodles.
  2. Into large skillet set over medium heat, add oil. Add garlic and Italian seasoning; cook, stirring, for 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is fragrant and starting to soften. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and just starting to soften. Stir in noodles and reserved cooking liquid until combined.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in bocconcini and half the basil.
  4. Divide noodles among 4 bowls. Garnish with remaining basil.

Tips

Serve pasta with a drizzle of balsamic glaze if desired.

Substitute mini bocconcini balls with cubed fresh mozzarella if preferred.