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Hot Caprese Pasta

Hot Caprese Pasta made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, mixed together until creamy and delicious. An Italian Pasta Recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese pasta, creamy caprese pasta, hot caprese pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked pasta (250 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 14-16 cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 more or less fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon oregano
  • hot pepper flakes to taste
  • 7 ounces fresh mozzarella cubed (200 grams)

Instructions

  • 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 mozzarella, 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! 

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg