Caprese Pasta

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By Brie Scott
from Huntington Beach, CA

Add chicken to make it a one dish meal, or keep it just pasta for a side dish! Delish!

serves 6 servings
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 9 oz
    rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 2 c
    tomato sauce (i use prego - fresh mushroom)
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/3 c
    finely grated romano cheese
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pt
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • 12 oz
    fresh mozzarella, grated
  • fresh basil
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    Cook pasta to al dente according to directions listed on package.
  • 3
    While pasta is boiling, in a separate medium saucepan over medium low heat, heat tomato pasta sauce, heavy cream, Romano cheese, garlic, optional red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese melts.
  • 4
    Drain cooked pasta well, return pasta to pot. Add in grilled diced chicken, grape tomatoes, half of the mozzarella and half of the basil ribbons, then pour warm sauce over mixture. Toss to evenly coat.
  • 5
    Serve warm sprinkled with remaining fresh basil.
  • 6
    Recipe adapted from "How Sweet it Is" via Pinterest

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