Meal Idea Monday: Creamy Caprese Pasta

23 May

Creamy Caprese Pasta- Image From Tasty Kitchen

Hello all! Today marks the first day of summer that my daughter doesn’t have school, so we’re excited over here. No racing out the door, trying to get kids dressed and ready, breakfast in them, doing my best to stay patient, and oh- where are your shoes? Yes, I’ve totally done that- it’s usually my 3 year old that ends up with no shoes on. Oh well, such is life, right?  

We did have our first swim practice today, and it was super fun. We’re looking forward to this summer, and we have lots of fun things planned- from swimming, to the water park, to summer movies at the theater, and little trips up North in between. It should be fun!

Well, let’s get to the whole point of Meal Idea Monday, shall we? I found today’s recipe idea on the always amazing Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen: Creamy Caprese Pasta. Just listen to the description, “Whole wheat pasta laced with basil ribbons, cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.” Doesn’t that sound incredible?!

The creator of this recipe, Jessica, looks like such a sweet girl, and she shared that she has a passion for cooking for her friends and family. That’s our kind of girl! She has an awesome blog too called How Sweet It Is, and there you can find step by step directions on how to make this fabulous meal. She even included beautiful pictures for each step!

Creamy Caprese Pasta would be the perfect meal to bring to someone. So, what are you waiting for? Get to the store, pick up the ingredients, and get started!

Creamy Caprese Pasta

prep time: 20 min

serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 poundWhole Wheat Pasta (penne Or Rigatoni Work Best)
  • 1 cupFavorite Pasta/Tomato Sauce (or More If You Desire)
  • ⅓ cupsHeavy Cream
  • ⅓ cupsFreshly Grated Parmesan Cheese Plus More For Garnish
  • 4 ounces, weightFresh Mozzarella, Cut Into Cubes
  • 2 pintsGrape Tomatoes (I Like Leaving Some Whole And Chopping Some)
  • 1 bunchFresh Basil Leaves
  • 3 ounces, weightFresh Mozzarella, Sliced Into Rounds

Click here for step by step directions. Have fun, and enjoy!

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