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A charming caprese-style Rotini that’s easy to make and always great with a dash of garlic for extra Italian flavor!
Prep Time: 0 min(s)
Cook Time: 25 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Posted By: deanna
Posted On: Oct 07, 2013
Number of Servings:
- 16 ounces - rotini
- 1 pints - cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 ounces - mozzarella cheese, diced
- 4 leaves - fresh basil, cut into strips
- 4 tablespoons - olive oil, divided
- 1 cloves - garlic, pressed
- - Salt and pepper, to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Cook rotini according to package directions, reserving 1 ladle (use standard ladle of 4 oz or 1/2 cup) of cooking water before draining.
Meanwhile, sauté garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until garlic turns slightly golden in color.
Add cherry tomatoes and the reserved pasta cooking water and simmer for 2 minutes.
Drain rotini and toss with the sauce.
Stir in basil, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses immediately before serving.