Caprese Pasta Bake - a 20 minute recipe!
Caprese Pasta Bake – an easy recipe that’s simple, fresh and fast! It’s ready in just 20 minutes and uses fresh tomatoes and basil! #quickandeasy #summerdinners
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
- 1 lb small pasta I used small shells
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil divided
- 1 cup seeded and diced tomatoes
- 8 ounces mozzarella fresca fresh mozzarella
Cook the pasta as per the package instructions.
While the pasta cooks, move the oven rack to the second highest position. Preheat the broiler.
Drain pasta and add it back to the pot. Add in the sauce, and all but 1 tablespoon of the basil. Stir until pasta is well coated.
Add the pasta to a 2-quart pan. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes. Break mozzarella apart into small chunks, and evenly distribute over tomatoes.
Broil for 2-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden in areas. Watch broiler carefully!
Garnish with reserved basil; serve!