Caprese Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-pound pasta
  • 1-pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup basil leaves, packed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Salt & pepper

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, combine water, olive oil, pasta, halved tomatoes, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 11-12 minutes, or until pasta is thoroughly cooked and water reduced. Stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in shredded mozzarella cheese; stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Garnish with fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Enjoy!

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