Monday, July 9, 2012

Penne with pesto, tomato and fresh mozzarella

I have been enjoying this pasta all summer. Every time Hubby says he wants pasta for dinner, I make this.  I have a new obsession.  I love the way all the fresh ingredients taste with the pasta, so good!

It is so simple, here is how you make it:  Cook pasta according to the box.  When pasta is boiling chop tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese.  Drain pasta. I use this and I don't drain all the water.  Stir in pesto and tomatoes.  Plate and top with mozzarella and basil.  Serve with crusty bread if you like. We use 1/2 box pasta, 1/2 c pesto, 1-2 tomatoes and a small ball of fresh mozzarella to make it for just the 3 of us.  

PB loves it! He asks for seconds and requests "green pasta" for dinner.  

Here is why I love it:
I love that you can make as little or as much as you like, the recipe is very flexible.  I love that I only get one pot, one knife, one strainer and one cutting board dirty so barely any dishes to do after dinner.  I love the fresh tomato in there and I can't wait to eat my garden tomatoes like this.  I love that I use store bought pesto making this a super easy meal.  I love that I just have to wait for the water to boil and pasta to cook and stir it all together and dinner is done! It is the perfect busy summertime recipe.  I start making this at 5:30 and we are eating by 6!! 


KendasCrafts said...

mmmm...that looks like the perfect summer salad!

Shanea said...

Looks so delicious! Will certainly try this soon, too bad I don't have those tomatoes from the garden :)

erica said...

Oh my gosh yum! Why have I never made this before? Definitely going to give it a try! xo

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