Creamy Caprese Pasta

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  • Creamy Caprese Pasta… This is one of my favorite family recipes. It’s super easy to make and the whole family loves it!

    Today I’m going to share a super yummy recipe with you…caprese pasta. Caprese salad is my absolute favorite and this dish combines the perfect flavor. This is one of my favorite family recipes. It’s super easy to make and the whole family loves it! I’ve even done caprese stuffed shells and they turned out amazing. You can use your families favorite pasta to make it your own.

    Creamy caprese pasta ...one of the best pasta dishes I've ever made!

    Creamy… cheesy…caprese pasta! What else could you ask for? ;) You must give this recipe a try! It will soon be a new family favorite for you too!

    caprese pasta ...yum!

    So many delicious flavors wrapped up in this caprese pasta!

    Creamy caprese pasta ...one of the best pasta dishes I've ever made!

    Creamy Caprese Pasta Printable Recipe

    Creamy Caprese Pasta

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: Creamy Caprese Pasta
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 457kcal
    Author: Jamielyn
    Creamy Caprese Pasta… This is one of my favorite family recipes. It’s super easy to make and the whole family loves it!

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb rigatoni pasta
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 cups prego spaghetti sauce
    • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 2-5 oz mozzarella
    • 1 cup grape tomatoes
    • 3-5 fresh basil leaves

    Instructions

    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Cook pasta according to package in a large pot of water with salt. Once pasta is fully cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil.
    • In a large pan warm spaghetti sauce over medium heat. One the sauce is heated, add in heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Once cheese is melted pour sauce over noodles.
    • Cut grape tomatoes in half and mozzarella in 1/2 inch cubes. Then combine the mozzarella (save about 1/4 cup) and tomatoes with the pasta. Pour into a 9×9 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.
    • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
    • Top with fresh basil. Enjoy!

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    Notes

    To make this heartier, add 1/2 pound cooked ground beef, chicken or Italian sausage.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1015mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20% | Vitamin C: 11.1% | Calcium: 18.2% | Iron: 11.1%
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    Look at all that cheese! YUM!

    Creamy caprese pasta ...one of the best pasta dishes I've ever made!

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