Hot Caprese Pasta, a Fast and Easy Italian Pasta dish made with tomatoes, melted fresh mozzarella and Spaghetti. The perfect anytime Pasta Recipe.
Today I’m sharing with you a Fast and Easy Summer Pasta Recipe. I just happened to make it with Spaghetti because it is my favourite Pasta, and whenever I can I like to slip it in.
The Italian prefers short ridgy pasta, he says it holds the sauce better and pasta without ridges is just plain slimy!
Hot Caprese Pasta
A friend of mine made this Hot Caprese Pasta Dish for lunch one day and it was so good that I had to make it myself.
Made with the traditional Caprese Ingredients, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella. But hot, tossed together until the mozzarella melts to perfection. And topped with some freshly grated Parmesan Cheese doesn’t hurt. Buon Appetito!
- 14-16 cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
- 7 ounces fresh mozzarella cubed (200 grams)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- hot pepper flakes to taste
- 5 more or less fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 1/2 cups cooked pasta (250 grams)
In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta (short or long) until al dente.
In a large frying pan on medium heat, add oil, onion garlic, spices and tomatoes, fry until soft and lightly browned.
Add cooked pasta, 1/2 ladle of pasta water and toss gently until completely combined on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until mozzarella starts to melt. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
I would also like to say that I am in an amazing group with a wide variety of Food Bloggers from all over the globe. This is our first month of sharing the same ingredient recipes, they are all delicious and I would love for you to check them out too. And remember there’s nothing like a plate of Pasta! (from left to right / click on the photo for the link)
Sprinkles and Sprouts – Brunch Pasta with Bacon and Egg
Girl Gone Gourmet – 15 minute Spinach Penne
Every Nook and Cranny – Instant Pot Carbonara
My Food Story – Italian Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad
An Italian in my Kitchen – Hot Caprese Pasta
Goodie Godmother – Lemon Sun Dried Tomato Linguine
I’d Rather Be A Chef – Stir Fried Noodles Recipe
Krumpli – Pea and Ham Penne Rigatoni