One Pot Caprese Pasta takes all the amazing flavors of a Caprese salad - fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar, and combines them in a delicious, twenty minute pasta dish!
My absolute favorite way to eat summer tomatoes is in a classic Caprese salad and while I am more than happy to make that my meal, everyone else isn't as psyched about a salad for dinner. Luckily I started seeing versions of this delicious one pot Caprese pasta dish (I think it originated with Martha Stewart) all over the internet and it worked to satisfy my Caprese cravings and everyone's else needs for a "real" meal. It has all the traditional ingredients - tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic - with the simple addition of pasta.
And the very best part of this meal - it's all made in one pot in under 20 minutes. You start by quickly sauteing the garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and red pepper flakes until the garlic and spices are nice and fragrant. Then you add the pasta, vegetable broth, and basil and let everything cook together for about 12 minutes. The starches from the pasta combine with the vegetable broth to create a delicious sauce that is filled with the flavors of garlic and tomatoes. Then everything is finished with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Its worth it to splurge for a really good vinegar in this recipe if you love balsamic to make sure the flavor really shines through.
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