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Caprese Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Defnet

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta (Can substitute Spaghetti Squash)
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 small yellow onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3/4 cup Italian Dressing
2 and 1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
1/2 cup fresh basil (thinly sliced or chopped)
3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese

To Taste:
Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook pasta or squash
2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan on medium-high. Add onions and stir until translucent. Add in garlic and stir until fragrant. Add in 1/2 cup of dressing and all cherry tomatoes. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. When the tomatoes are softened, smash them with a wooden spoon on sides of pan and continue to cook until sauce looks chunky. (About 5 minutes) Add in Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes to taste.
4. Add pasta and mix.
5. Add fresh basil and remaining 1/4 cup of dressing and toss everything together. Add in mozzarella cheese.
6. Enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
~30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a super delicious recipe and is awesome for using up ingredients that are on their last days! It is really good paired with Garlic Balsamic Chicken.

 

 

 

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