Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is such a great recipe. It was originally had just tomatoes in it but I doctored it up a little bit to make it my own! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine vegetables, basil, garlic,oil and pepper.
  2. Leave to marinate until everything else is ready.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
  4. Drain and return to pot.
  5. Add vegetables (undrained) and cheese.
  6. Mix and cover until cheese has melted.
  7. Place in desired pasta bowl and serve while hot!
  8. Relax and enjoy!
  9. Tip: Goes well with baguette sticks!


Most Helpful

Used dried basil red orange and yellow bell peppers garlic olive oil tomatoes and mozzarella... added chicken to the mix and a dash of Italian dressing... omg tastes amazing over penne pasta. Quick easy and looks like I made an effort... this recipe is mom approved in my book :)

Shelby L. March 02, 2016

Great recipe! But I personally found it a little too light so I added about a half can of tomato sauce and just about as much water (I eye-balled it, really) after draining and combining the veggies. After it was back at a boil, I let it simmer for a few minutes, stand to thicken, and finally added the cheese. My picky mother loved it!

Dominique T. November 12, 2015

Yummy! This recipe had loads of flavour & lots of colour - all round great recipe. I did, however, serve it cold for a family bbq. I rinsed the rotini (I used 6 cups dry pasta)& waited until it was completely cold before adding Tex-Mex cheese. I was unable to get fresh basil so I used 1 tsp of dried. I made this salad the night before.

Debbb August 03, 2007

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