Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Caprese Pasta

Scot and I both really enjoyed this pasta dish.  Scot was especially excited while eating it.  It has been a super hot summer here in Boulder.  Our place is really good at staying cool until I use the oven or cook for more than 30 minutes indoors.  

I love being non-AC-dependent.  I also hate it.  No I love it.

Anyways, this meal comes together quick!  So easy.  So good.  So fresh.  You are going to love it.  

Caprese Pasta

1 lb penne
olive oil
1 whole clove of garlic
1 cup of vegetable stock
1 pint of halved cherry or grape tomatoes
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella (mini balls), room temperature
handful of fresh basil

Boil pasta.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add whole garlic clove and cook until fragrant. Add vegetable stock and cook until it reduces a little and is slightly syrupy. Add cherry or grape tomatoes and cook until heated through and slightly broken down. Remove garlic clover and discard.  Add in cooked/drained pasta, mix to combine.

Remove from heat and toss with chiffonade basil and fresh mozzarella.

(Servings: 4, Prep time: 15 min., Cook time: 15 min., Difficulty: Easy)


  1. There is something wonderful about using fresh mozzarella...I recently discovered how much it adds to pasta dishes and pizza. This looks like a great new recipe for me to try.

  2. as a devoted reader i have a concern...
    im not getting email updates when you post and i dont know whyyyy can i follow your blog on blogger? or can you call me when you're posting?

  3. haha, kt. so, i checked and i don't see your email listed on my email subscription list thing. you could try subscribing again? after you enter your email in that box, you should get an email asking you to confirm it. you should be able to follow me on blogger...and i just added a few subscribe options below. whenever i add blogs, i just click add new and copy and paste the blog in. but i dont know a lot about anything so who knows. i should add a call option!

  4. This looks simple AND delish!! perfect =))