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DharMag May 2015 Baked pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella: it's caprese time!

Baked pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella. Pasta caprese. Italian food. Today we present you the classic Sunday dish, you can take it as an informal dish for a picnic or serve it as a main dish for a casual party, every opportunity is good for a nice dish of baked pasta.

The idea behind ​​the dish is to combine the freshness of caprese with the concreteness of pasta. This dish should not be a cold pasta, but a fragrant, deliciously smoldering bowl of pasta with tomato and melted cheese. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients for baked pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

4 servings

  • 4 ounces short pasta
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella, best buffalo
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 1 sprig of fresh oregano
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 150 grams of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 10 cherry tomatoes

How to prepare baked pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella

Ok, the recipe is very easy, just be careful when cooking the pasta, fusilli in this case, and cook it al dente, otherwise it will become an horrifying block of overcooked pasta…

Herbs are the key ingredients: if you can’t find fresh herbs, you can use the dry ones, but the dish would lose much of its appeal.

Preheat oven (350 F) and put the water to boil.

Cross cut tomatoes and plunge into boiling water for 15 seconds, remove, peel, remove seeds, chop them into pieces and put in a pan with 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.

Season with salt, pepper and 2 basil leaves and cook for 25 minutes on low heat.

Grate Parmigiano Reggiano and cut the mozzarella into small pieces.

When the tomato sauce is ready and thick, chop all herbs finely and throw them into the sauce.

Cook the pasta very al dente, drain and toss with tomato sauce, Parmigiano, and the chopped cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.

Baked pasta with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella. Easy recipes. Italian food. Grease a baking dish with some oil, pour the pasta, stir and top with additional mozzarella and Parmigiano and bake it for 20 minutes.

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