Caprese Pesto Penne Recipe | Yummly

Caprese Pesto Penne

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  • 1 pound whole wheat penne
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (store-bought or homemade)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella (buffalo if you can get your hands on it!, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • coarse sea salt (to taste)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium24% DV570mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein63% DV32g
    Carbs31% DV92g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories690Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate92g31%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Sandi a year ago
    Excellent, used garden roasted tomatoes. Perfect summer recipe.
    Stacey a year ago
    Wonderful!!! Made with spinach instead of arugula and used homemade pesto with basil from the garden. Grilled chicken for those who wanted it on top. My daughter said this is like a fancy restaurant meal
    Hiten S. a year ago
    This dish is was one of my favorite Italian dish i cook
    My family loved this! Quick, easy & delicious.
    Alwin a year ago
    I'm not a fan, but I can still see myself eating it from time to time. In particular when I want to eat something super quick, easy and a bit comfort-food-like, something with strong flavor (that it has). Also, different people, different tastes: my mother loved it!
    Addy Duchesne 2 years ago
    I made this without pine nuts. I'll have leftovers for a while!
    Nadia Marie 2 years ago
    Easy to make and delicious!
    N L. 2 years ago
    Absolutely yummy! Added some extra garlic to the pesto and it gave the pasta a nice garlicky flavor
    Hogrefe 2 years ago
    Turned out great! So yummy!
    Jennifer Albaugh 2 years ago
    Delicious !!! 😋 Moving this one to the keeper list . (Added grilled chicken and subbed in Spinach.) Thank you!
    Mrs D 2 years ago
    I made this with whole wheat pasta and spinach instead of arugula. It was delicious, and so quick and simple. It took longer to boil the pasta than it took me to put the meal together! My husband said it was restaurant quality. Yum!
    Seda 2 years ago
    This recipe is incredibly delicious! This will be a recipe to keep for sure.
    AC T 3 years ago
    Loved it, my whole family did. 3 year old and all.
    Adrienne Kinsey 3 years ago
    delicious, good meal with friends
    Melissa 3 years ago
    Wow! This was fast, easy and turned out great! We added a little more pesto and some chicken for a protein, and it was awesome!
    Mitch 3 years ago
    Turned out great... we let the fresh mozzarella soften a little bit/melt more and it spread out the flavor nicely throughout the dish. Will make again
    Christine L. 3 years ago
    The flavors are there and it was definitely easy to make. Don't toss the pasta in a hot skillet for too long otherwise the mozzarella can melt and change the way the dish was intended to be served. In fact, I will be tossing in a bowl, away from additional heat, next time I make it.
    Le 3 years ago
    Replaced mozzarella with Asiago .. and added baked of girl tofu that I cooked in the oven 👍🏼👍🏼
    Mrs. Mann 3 years ago
    Easy recipe that’s good on the side of almost anything or can be a cold party pasta dish. I used feta cheese over mozzarella because that’s what I had in my kitchen. I don’t think the recipe needs the extra garlic, and olive oil when pesto itself is pretty garlicky.
    Felicia 3 years ago
    This is a great, simple pasta recipe! Super easy and really delicious.
    Yvonne Orosa 3 years ago
    Delicious and healthy! I did not include the mozzarella, because I don't care for cheese, and it was wonderful. My store bought pesto had some parmesan, but if I use my homemade cheese-less pesto, I'm sure it would be just as tasty for a vegan version.
    Kara M. 3 years ago
    Delicious! Very flavorful without any changes. And it was very easy to make, which is always a win in our house!
    Jenn Kurthy 3 years ago
    Good! Used homemade kale pesto though which came out well. Could easily sub tomatoes, spinach, just about any veggie in here. Broccoli would be good too.
    Laura B. 4 years ago
    It was a good, easy recipe. Just needed salt and pepper. I think we melted the cheese too much, it probably would have been a little better if we waited longer before adding the cheese. Will probably make again!
    Karen S. 5 years ago
    I did make this and wouldn't change nor add a single ingredient, family absolutely devoured it, thank you for this amazing recipe.