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Creamy Caprese Pasta

Creamy Caprese Pasta

10m
Prep Time
12m
Cook Time
6
Servings

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

COPY INGREDIENTS
4 cups water2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 pound (16 ounce) box penne pasta1 (28 ounce) can Red Gold® Whole Peeled Tomatoes 28 oz2 tablespoons Red Gold® Tomato Paste 6 oz3 garlic cloves, mincedSalt and black pepper to taste1/2 cup chopped fresh basil2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1/3 cup heavy cream, or half and half4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into cubesFresh 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.
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