Quick Tomato-Basil Pasta With Fresh Mozzarella

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef mariajane

Look for fresh mini mozzarella balls in the gourmet cheese section of your supermarket. This is an easy meal to prepare, and a delicious one ot eat!! Campanelle can also be used for the pasta.

Top Review by jane49423

I used some homemade pesto since I didn't have fresh basil. I really enjoyed it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, and pepper flakes in medium saucepan over medium heat until fragrant but not brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in crushed and diced tomatoes, bring to simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, 15-20 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons basil, sugar and 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  3. Add 1 tablespoons salt and pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, drain pasta, and transfer back to pot. Stir in sauce and remaining tablespoons oil, and cook over medium heat until heated through (adding reserved water if pasta seems dry), about 1 minute. Stir in mozzarella and season with salt. Serve, sprinkling with remaining 2 tablespoons basil and Parmesan.

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