Caprese pasta with fresh diced tomatoes, mozzarella balls and thinly sliced basil.
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Quick and Easy Caprese Pasta

A simple quick and easy caprese pasta with just a few ingredients. You can make it from start to finish in 15 minutes.
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese pasta, mozzarella pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 368kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 6 ripe tomatoes I used roma, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or equal parts dried basil, parsley and oregano)

Instructions

  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and saute just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the cheese and basil, and toss to coat. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1385IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1.3mg