Tomato-Basil Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic whole peeled tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3 cups uncooked rigatoni, penne or ziti pasta (8 oz)
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
The sweet flavor of organic tomatoes is enhanced by fragrant fresh basil in this easy pasta dish.
Preparation & Directions
In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Stir in basil.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
Stir pasta into sauce. Cook until thoroughly heated. Into large serving bowl, pour pasta and sauce. Gently stir in cheese and pine nuts.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Did You Know?
Pine nuts are harvested from the pine cones of several varieties of pine trees. They add a nice crunch and delicate flavor to this dish.
We recommend using organic ingredients where available. For more information see Why Organic?