Fusilli Alla Caprese by Giada De Laurentiis

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

my husband saw this on food network and want me to try this out. It is a small noodle with a lite tomato sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. As the tomatoes cook and soften, smash them with a fork. Continue to cook until the tomatoes make a chunky style sauce, about 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer the tomato sauce to the bowl with the pasta.
  4. Toss to combine.
  5. Add the basil leaves and mozzarella. Stir to combine.
  6. Add the reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the pasta is moist. Serve.
Most Helpful

This really is fabulous. I have made this recipe many, many times, ever since I saw Giada make it on one of her shows. It's very simple and quick to make, too. Always a hit.

Bunny Slippers September 09, 2011

absolutely love it! there is just something about fresh mozzarella and tomatoes that can't be beaten!

lain July 15, 2010

I was about to post this recipe myself but found they you already had. I LOVE this dish. It's so simple yet delish. Thanks for saving me the work of having to post it myself.

Lil' Miss Nikki August 17, 2009