Easy One Pot Caprese Pasta from Skinny Suppers

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Easy One-Pot Caprese Pasta

I try not to use the word “easy” too loosely in my recipes. I can’t tell you how many times I have perused cookbooks looking for the word “easy,” only to become frustrated by overcomplicated recipes that make me want to give up. It truly doesn’t get any easier than this one-pot sensation. Even on the busiest of nights, I have been able to prepare this palate-pleasing pasta supper with ease. Try this one out for “Meatless Mondays.”

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutespasta

Serves: 6 | Serving Size: Heaping 1¾ cups

 

12 ounces whole wheat rigatoni pasta (I like Barilla)

1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil (I like Hunt’s)

4 light string cheese sticks (I like Sargento), cut into ½-inch pieces

1 (10-ounce) container grape tomatoes, halved

½ small onion, diced

About 12 fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

About 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)

6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (I like Sargento Artisan Blends) (optional)

 

  1. In a large pot, combine 3 cups of water, the pasta, crushed tomatoes, cheese pieces, grape tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until the pasta has softened, 25 to 30 minutes. Much of the water will boil out.
  3. Serve drizzled with balsamic vinegar. If desired, garnish with chopped basil and Parmesan.

 

quick and easy: Looking for big Italian flavor? Double the amount of garlic, onion, and basil in the recipe.

 

Calories – 324

Fat – 3g

Carbohydrates – 62g

Fiber – 6g

Sugar – 8g

Protein – 15g

 

 

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