Pasta Caprese

Pasta Caprese
Pasta Caprese (from Capri) with pennes in place of the pasta in colors and flavors of Italy, stealing their name from the same title Caprese Salad due to their ingredients.
Pasta, fresh ruddy tomato, mozzarella and basil, flavors, fragrances but colors too in a unique combination, in a rich combination of ingredients and of course absolutely delicious, perfect for pasta lovers!
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Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 500g (1.1lbs) penne rigate
  • 1 onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 250g (8.8oz) sausages
  • 1 ripe tomato, large
  • 250g (8.8oz) cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp basil, chopped
  • 100g (3.5oz) parmesan cheese, grated
  • 250g (8.8oz) shredded mozzarella
  • 2 balls fresh mozzarella
  • a little butter for the pasta and for the oven pan
In a wide saucepan, over medium heat, add the onion and garlic mashed. Add the butter and let it saute and shine.
Wash the sausages and remove the outer membrane. Finely chop the flesh and add it to the pot with the onions to fry.
Add the diced tomatoes and cherry tomatoes cut in half. Mix.
Finally add the chopped basil.
At the same time, boil in salted water the penne a little less than the time it writes on the package. Drain and grease lightly, shaking the colander. Keep aside a little of the boiled water, you may need it.
In the saucepan add the mozzarella, cut into small cubes and sprinkle with half the Parmesan. Stir and add the penne. Check if they have enough broth, or add a little water from the boiled pasta. Mix well and remove from heat.
Grease well the oven proof dish and pour in it the entire contents of the pot.
Spread the surface and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and a little basil. Cut into slices the mozzarella balls and cover the entire surface of the pasta.
Place the pan in the oven at 180°C (356°F, Gas 4.2) and bake for ~30 minutes until a golden, cheesy crust.
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Author Zambia G. Sifaki