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One Pot Caprese Pasta

This quick dinner recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes! This is a life saver on busy weeknights!

What is Caprese? 

Caprese is an Italian-style salad that consists of fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and lots of fresh basil. We took all these flavors and turned them into a one pot pasta!

One Pot Pasta

We can’t get over how easy a one pot pasta is. You essentially dump all the ingredients in a pot and cook. No boiling the pasta required. It’s great for a busy weeknight meal.

How to make this One Pot Pasta

In a large pot add tomatoes, onion, garlic, pasta, marinara, salt, pepper, olive oil, basil, capers, and broth.

Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Stir in the fresh mozzarella cheese and garnish with fresh basil. It’s THAT easy!

Feel free to add a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

One Pot Caprese Pasta

If you love one pot pastas, this will be your new favorite recipe! Easy and full of flavor!
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Course: dinner, lunch
Keyword: 15 minute meal, caprese pasta, easy caprese, one pot pasta, one pot recipe, quick dinner, quick pasta recipe, vegan, vegan pasta, vegetarian pasta

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium diced onion
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup good quality jarred marinara sauce
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 2 oz capers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 oz Rummo Fusilli pasta, uncooked or similar shape
  • 2 tsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese omit for a non-dairy recipe!
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large pot add tomatoes, onion, garlic, pasta, marinara, salt, pepper, olive oil, basil, capers, and broth.
  • Bring to a boil on high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Stir in the fresh mozzarella cheese and some fresh basil.

Notes

*Tip: If you have leftovers. To reheat, just add a splash of broth and give it a stir. That'll help it loosen up and be just as delicious! 

If you love this caprese pasta, try our Turkey Caprese Sandwich. It’s easy and great for meal prep!

Reheating

When reheating a one pot pasta, you need to add liquid in order to loosen it up. For this recipe we add a splash of broth, give it a stir then heat in the microwave. You can always add another splash if it still needs to loosen up.

Additions/Modifications

If you are looking for a dairy free recipe- omit the mozzarella cheese or substitute for your favorite vegan cheese.

If you want to add a protein. Cooked shredded chicken or shrimp can be added once the pasta is cooked!

This pasta is great served with a side of vegetables or a salad. 

If you don’t have a heavy a pot like this one.  Feel free to use any 4 qt. pot.

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We are Alia and Radwa, two Minnesota moms who absolutely love to cook and experiment in our kitchens. Even though we grew up loving our mom’s Egyptian cooking and learning to bake, we didn’t start cooking until later on in our lives. It is our hope that Food Dolls will be your go-to hub for delicious, easy recipes that empower you to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen regardless of how much experience you have. You and your family deserve to have decadent, scrumptious meals that don’t break the bank or fill your kitchen sink to the brim!

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