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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Easy Caprese Pasta

 Full of deliciously fresh ingredients, this simple pasta dish is bursting with flavour. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal, this pasta is coated in an uncomplicated roast tomato sauce, combined with fresh mozzarella and basil. 

Easy Caprese Pasta

I think we have finally emerged from second winter here in Ontario Canada. Every year around this time, mother nature loves to confuse us all with a week of gorgeous temperatures, only to come back with a vicious storm of ice and snow. I think we are all truly hoping this was the last one!

With Spring finally here I've been craving lighter food and this totally fits the bill. Deliciously sweet grape tomatoes are roasted until they burst, then added to an easy sauce, which is tossed with al dente pasta. Mini bocconcini and fresh basil are then added, for a mouthwatering pasta dish.

Easy Caprese Pasta

What type of dish is Caprese?

Caprese, a simple Italian salad, is made with only a few ingredients and is so easy to prepare. Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and olive oil are transformed into a fresh and tempting salad. 

How to make this Easy Caprese Pasta:

  • prepare your favourite cut of pasta, according to package directions
  • roast the grape tomatoes in the oven until they burst.
  • add the roasted tomatoes to the remaining sauce ingredients
  • toss the pasta into the sauce and stir in the bocconcini and fresh basil
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Equipment needed for this recipe
  • pasta pot
  • colander
  • rimmed baking sheet
  • skillet
  • tongs
  • chef knife
  • cutting board
Caprese Pasta

1 box farfalle pasta
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
a pinch of coarse sea salt
1/2 C milk
2 Tbs seasoned tomato paste
4 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
1 C (200g container) baby bocconcini,drained

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook pasta according to package directions, in a large pot of salted boiling water.

While pasta cooks, place grape tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with dried basil, oregano, garlic powder and sea salt. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes; until tomatoes begin to burst.

While tomatoes roast, combine the milk and tomato paste in a skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce to simmer and add in the roast tomatoes and 3 Tbs fresh basil. Simmer until pasta is cooked through.

Drain pasta and return to the pot. Add in the tomato sauce and bocconcini and toss to coat. Place in a serving dish and garnish with remaining Tbs of fresh basil, before serving.


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  2. My favorite pasta and my favorites ingredients all in one plate. Life is great!
    Thank you for sharing

  3. Oh this sounds and looks delicious...I love Caprese Salad now I can enjoy it in winter also. Thank you

  4. I love Caprese salad, so I know I'll love this pasta! Thanks for such a great recipe!

  5. So easy and full of those amazing caprese flavors!!!

  6. great easy recipe that came out perfectly .thanks for the easy instructions

  7. adding this to my carbo load recipes, I love pasta

  8. So tasty and easy to put together! I love caprese and I love pasta so this is a great combo

  9. This is my ideal pasta dish. It has all my favourite Italian flavours and is so simple to make. It's perfect for a quick weekday dinner.

  10. that's my kinda pasta! I love all the flavours and it was so easy to make on a Monday!

  11. Love this pasta dish! It is so easy to make and everyone loved it!

  12. Thanks for an easy weeknight pasta recipe! This was easy to make with gluten-free pasta, too.

  13. This is going to be perfect for family BBQs this summer. It will make an excellent side dish

  14. My kind of pasta dish. Love everything about this, and it is so flavorful. Perfect all year round. Giangi

  15. I love caprese flavors and they are perfect in this pasta meal!

  16. Caprese pizza is my all time favorite pizza I always order when they have it. OMG why didn't I think of this before. It was so delicious as a pasta dish and an easy one I see myself repeating often.

  17. Tested and kid approved! This is a winner.

  18. ah simple is always the best! this looks delish!

  19. A simple and all around perfect pasta dish!

  20. I LOVE Caprese anything so this is perfect! I love how easy it is to make!

  21. This caprese pasta was super delicious!


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