Pasta with Mozzarella Tomatoes

Fresh.  Simple.  Delicious.

Just a few words to describe this dish.  It utilizes fresh ingredients from the garden and pairs them with a pasta tossed in a light sauce.

Perfect for those weeknights when you don’t have much time for cooking or anytime you want to cook to impress!

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Pasta with Mozzarella Tomatoes
Adapted from Framed

8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
½ - ¾ cup fresh basil leaves, torn
Salt & pepper
2 large (or 3 small) tomatoes
6 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced

Preheat the oven to broil.

Cook the pasta to al dente according to package instructions.  Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.  Slice the tomatoes, arrange them on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt & pepper.  Top each tomato with slices of mozzarella.  Broil until the cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, 3-5 minutes.

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, warm the oil with the garlic and red pepper until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Pour the oil, basil leaves, salt and pepper over the pasta and toss to combine.  Serve topped with tomatoes and additional basil.

Serves 2