Creamy Caprese Pasta

prep time

10 minutes

cook time

20 minutes

servings

6
The flavors of classic tomato caprese in a creamy and cheesy pasta dish Pasta is cooked in tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar for infused flavor. Fresh mozzarella and cream make this Italian comfort dish extra creamy.

ingredients

4 cups water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound penne whole wheat pasta
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Peeled Plum Italian Style Tomatoes
2 tablespoons Tuttorosso® Tomato Paste
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup heavy cream, or half & half
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
Fresh basil leaves and mini mozzarella balls as garnish

instructions

  • In a stockpot combine water, oil, pasta, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, salt, black pepper, basil and Balsamic vinegar.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is cooked and water reduced.
  • Remove from heat and add in heavy cream and cheese cubes. Cover pan and let the cheese melt for about 2 minutes; then stir to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and mozzarella balls. Serve immediately

nutrition

  • Calories:
    430
    |
  • Fats:
    11.0
    g
    |
  • Trans Fats:
    0
    g
    |
  • Cholesterol:
    25
    mg
    |
  • Sodium:
    660
    mg
    |
  • Carbohydrate:
    66
    g
    |
  • Fiber:
    8
    g
    |
  • Protein:
    16
    g
    |
  • Vitamin A:
    25
    %
    |
  • Vitamin C:
    20
    %
    |
  • Calcium:
    25
    %
    |
  • Iron:
    20
    %

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