Wednesday, August 11

Kitchen Sink Pasta: Caprese

Good morning Ladies:

I thought I would do something a little bit different and do a cooking/recipe post.  This one is quick and easy which during the work week is vital in our household.  Every few weeks I make what I call my "Kitchen Sink Pasta", basically everything goes in it except the kitchen sink.  I grab whatever veggies, meats, cheeses, or other ingredients are left in the fridge at the end of the week and I put them together into a pasta....sometimes it is fabulous, sometimes it is an epic fail.  This time was fabulous....I give you Caprese pasta.

Here is what I had:
- 1/2 medium onion
- basil
- loads of tomatoes (both cherry and heirloom)
- mozzarella cheese
- small bit of pancetta
- garlic
- box of whole-what pasta (any kind)
-olive oil

And here is how I made my pasta:
-in a small pan, cook diced pancetta until crispy, add diced onion, cook until translucent, add garlic, sautee lightly.  add salt and pepper to taste.
-transfer to large non-stick skillet with a little bit of olive oil in the bottom (I use a slotted spoon to get it out so that I can discard the pancetta grease).  add chopped tomatoes.  bring to a simmer.  add salt and pepper to taste.  cook 5-7 minutes.
-add pasta to boiling water, cook, drain, set aside.
-add pasta to tomato mixture and blend together.  add mozzarella chunks and torn basil.  Toss and serve.

So easy and so good!!!

tomato mixture

whole wheat pasta drained

mozzarella chunks and basil

finished product.  super fast, easy, and YUM!!!

I bought an amazing pair of ballet flats at the Gap.  So look for a review on those coming later today or tomorrow!!



  1. It's that time of year! I just made sliced tomatoes topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, basil and olive oil last night. Might have to use the leftovers to make your pasta.

  2. Hi-super easy and yummy recipe, I must give this a try=)

  3. OMG, that look soooooo good. Perfect for summer!

  4. Ladies: It is so beyond easy!!! And we had leftovers for a side of pasta with dinner the next night:) Have a great weekend all!