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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
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 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!