Saturday, July 29, 2017

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Cheese #Recipe @PegCochran

It's summer and it's too hot and humid to turn on the oven or stove.  What to do?  Here's a lovely fresh recipe that only requires one pot of boiling water so it keeps your kitchen...and!  I scaled the recipe back for two people but the amounts below are for a pound of pasta...however many that feeds in your particular family!

1 lb. pasta (shape of your choice--from spaghetti to shells--it's up to you)
6 Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 lb. mozzarella cheese--preferably fresh
1/3 cup chopped basil
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

If you are using mozzarella that comes in a block, you will want to shred it.  I bought fresh mozzarella termed "ciliegine" which apparently means cherry sized.  I cut those in half.  You want bite-sized pieces basically.

 Chop tomatoes

Add oil, minced garlic and salt and pepper

Add mozzarella cheese

Sprinkle with basil

Add warm pasta and toss

Enjoy warm, at room temperature or cold


  1. Oh, that sounds lovely. Fresh and tasty.
    Well done.

    1. And quite easy, too! It would be great to take on a picnic.

  2. Oh this sounds wonderful. Will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!