Creamy Caprese Pasta

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  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta (noodles such as penne work best)
  • 1 cup pasta sauce (your favorite/tomato sauce)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream (or half and half)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (freshly, + more for garnish)
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella (cut into cubes)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (I cut some in half and left some whole)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium20% DV470mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories220Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C15%

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


    katie s. 2 months ago
    it was pretty tasty, needed about half the amount of pasta and double the sauce though
    MasterLineCook 3 months ago
    My family loved it. A little dry for me.
    Julian 3 months ago
    So good! I wish I would have put some spinach in as well!
    C 4 months ago
    Excellent recipe! Super easy to make--I followed the instructions fairly closely, and it turned out great!
    Sacha Mash 5 months ago
    instead of putting it in the oven I let it simmer for 15 minutes. i also added chicken fillets in and it was so delicious.
    Farah 7 months ago
    I make this whenever I crave pink pasta. Delicious.
    Naimeh Galley 7 months ago
    super great, added some chicken to it and it turned out wonderful. next time i’ll try it without baking it (:
    Sarah 8 months ago
    I wouldn't have baked it. Prefer the freshness of slightly melted cheese, tomatoes and basil.
    Apratim Chakraborty 9 months ago
    I was short on Mozarella by about 200 g; used extra Parmesan instead...very delicious recipe 😋...added some chicken pre-fried and seasoned with lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. This one’s a must try 😊👍👌
    Smith 10 months ago
    Turned out great. A delicious and filling dinner. Easy and quick for a weeknight meal.
    Jennifer Bailey 10 months ago
    Turned out great! Easy recipe and the kids loved it. Added some grilled chicken to the mix too.
    Sam 10 months ago
    It was very delicious, my picky 9 year old ate it without complaining. I added twice the sauce and cream trying to avoid how pasta dries out when baked, it was still dry. I think next time I'll just mix it on the stovetop and serve.
    Virginia W. a year ago
    Made it twice in a week. Simple and delicious!!
    Henrique Moisés a year ago
    Very delicious and cheesy
    I added red onion, garlic and chicken! It was awesome! :)
    Mandy a year ago
    I added grilled shrimp and it was perfect!
    Robin a year ago
    Really good! Simple and makes a ton. Next time I want a lighter sauce to get more of a “caprese” flavor to it. Will make again
    Brittany S a year ago
    Its alright. I would add more sauce next time if I made it.
    Yussuf Cookaine a year ago
    I followed the recipe and it was a bit dry in the end, but delicious either. Maybe the number of raise the amount of pasta sauce and heavy cream, or replace the heavy cream with coconut milk that’s healthier
    Hi, Jabril 2 years ago
    You will need MUCH more than 4 oz of mozzarella. I got 8 oz and still didn’t have quite enough to cover the entire dish.
    Rob 2 years ago
    Didn’t expect it to be so good!
    Tanya 2 years ago
    It was amazing. Couldn’t believe my kids like it.
    Christine 2 years ago
    Made it for the family and they absolutely loved it! The only thing I changed, was adding Italian sausage to it for some protein. Will definitely be making again!
    Adrienn S. 2 years ago
    My husband loved it!
    Hi, Grace 2 years ago
    This is so good! Its deliciously creamy flavor is outstanding with all the cheese and fresh basil. I loved this recipe but was worried about how there was no protein or meat so I chopped up some cooked chicken and threw it in. Delicious!
    Paisley S. 2 years ago
    This is one of my favorite meatless dishes to make. I add a little more pasta sauce so that it will not dry out when I heat it in the oven.
    Tiffany 2 years ago
    Absolutely loved it. I didn't have any fresh mozzarella so I put the mix into an oven dish and sprinkled with grated mozzarella and baked it in the oven. DELICIOUS!!!!!!
    Brandi Fickiesen 2 years ago
    Pretty good! I would definitely make it again. I made chicken on the side and cut it up in it.
    Shane S. 2 years ago
    Truly gorgeous - one of the best tasting pasta dishes I've made. Definitely worth making
    Matesiu 3 years ago
    It was delicious! I made it in bigger proportions, added the chicken and made my own pasta sauce which I always think is worth the wait.