The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Creamy Caprese Pasta

4.87 Mitt(s) 8 Rating(s)8 votes, average: 4.87 out of 58 votes, average: 4.87 out of 58 votes, average: 4.87 out of 58 votes, average: 4.87 out of 58 votes, average: 4.87 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Whole wheat pasta laced with basil ribbons, cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Whole Wheat Pasta (penne Or Rigatoni Work Best)
  • 1 cup Favorite Pasta/Tomato Sauce (or More If You Desire)
  • ⅓ cups Heavy Cream
  • ⅓ cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese Plus More For Garnish
  • 4 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, Cut Into Cubes
  • 2 pints Grape Tomatoes (I Like Leaving Some Whole And Chopping Some)
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 3 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced Into Rounds

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.

While pasta is cooking, heat tomato sauce over low heat in a large saucepan. Once warm, stir in heavy cream and grated parmesan. Once pasta is done cooking, drain and dump into the sauce, mixing to coat and turning off heat. Fold in mozzarella cubes and grape tomatoes, then chop 3-4 fresh basil leaves and add them in, too. Once combined, spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and pour the entire pasta mixture into the dish. Top with fresh mozzarella rounds. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Top with additional fresh basil and grated cheese. Serve with garlic bread. You can also add in chicken, beef or seafood for some protein.

3 Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of JO

JO on 2.14.2012

one word: YUM!!!!

Profile photo of Whisk Together

Whisk Together on 6.24.2011

Yum!! I think I’ll makes this with some crushed garlic too. Drool.

Profile photo of 4littleFergusons

4littleFergusons on 6.3.2011

Oh how I love Caprese salad!!! I am going to have to try this!!!!!! I have Basil in the garden is just waiting to be used! :)

8 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Juhee

Juhee on 6.10.2012

Was a great recipe! Added chicken and onions to the sauce. I think the cup of pasta sauce was too little — personally doubled the sauce amount!

Profile photo of Kyra

Kyra on 10.1.2011

I’ve made this a couple times now & I absolutely love it!

Profile photo of ConnerNJaker'sMom

ConnerNJaker'sMom on 8.23.2011

I added spinach and ground turkey, everything else the same. It was great! All my boys ate it.

Profile photo of Whisk Together

Whisk Together on 8.12.2011

I halved the recipe and it came out delicious.

Profile photo of jjcain

jjcain on 7.19.2011

This was great. Easy, fast, pretty, delish. In fact, sometimes I just use our favorite jarred marinara (Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara), mix it with the cream and romano, per the recipe’s suggestion and give it to my kiddos over noodles. Voila! Instant creamy red sauce. Love!

Related Recipes

Grilled Mustard Chicken Thighs
Profile Photo by SpoonOf in Main Courses
The tastiest thighs you will ever try, a bit spicy and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Intermediate


Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Main Courses
Chicken fajita mac and cheese is such a fun way to...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Low-Carb Instant Pot Taco Spaghetti Squash
Profile Photo by Paige- My Modern Cookery in Main Courses, Special Dietary Needs
This Low-Carb Instant Pot Taco Spaghetti Squash is a healthy weeknight...
4.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Garlic Lamb Riblets
Profile Photo by Alexa Federico in Main Courses
Delicious and hearty, perfect for a cold winter night!
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


The Best Super Quick Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes
Profile Photo by Sal @ Berry Sweet Life in Main Courses
A wonderfully flavoursome and aromatic, healthy Indian curry that is quick...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy