One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner: It’s all cooked in the same pot! The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make!

One Pot Caprese Pasta at Diethood One Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner

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HI! Happiest of Sundays, everyone!

You guys. It’s the 1st of June! Half the year is already gone! THAT is so weird. Especially when I’m still hanging onto New Year’s resolutions… I have yet to get started on those… icon smile One Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner

SO! How is your weekend going? Are you at the beach? The pool? On the couch?!? I’m cool with that. However, and in the words of Nelly; It’s gettin’ hot in herre!
It’s 90-degrees! FINALLY!

The real question is, what do you make for din din when it’s this hot?!
Umm… One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner??

Caprese Pasta by Diethood One Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I have a gazillion blog-crushes. Yah, I crush on food blogs. And I read ‘em all! It’s what inspires me.

A while back I saw this One-Pot Pasta Meal on Chung-Ah’s blog, Damn Delicious, and I just HAD TO give it a try. You would have done the same. The whole recipe takes place in just one pot!! AND it’s all added IN at the SAAAAME TIME!
I am totally screaming right now, which completely explains all the CAPS and EXCLAMATION points… I’m only doing it because you can’t hear my excitement! (!!!!!)

Only 3 minutes after reading her recipe, I was at the stove mixin’ and stirrin’ the pasta, making din din at 9:45 pm. Don’t judge. That’s my R&D department doing its thaaaang.

Wondering if it would all work with my favorite bow tie-caprese pasta dinner, I gave it a go and, obviously, it all came together, thus we lived happily ever after for eternity…

So, basically, that should give you an idea as to how extremely satisfied we were with our dinner.


One Pot Caprese Pasta Recipe Dinner from Diethood One Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner

Since I shouldn’t be taking any more of your time, just hit print and make this pasta dinner tonight. No. Make it NOW! It’s super quick, super delicious, and suuuuper easy!


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One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner
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One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner: The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make!
Serves: Serves 6 to 8
  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 box (1-pound) farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 pint (or 1 whole clamshell) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup basil leaves, packed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • balls of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
  1. In a stockpot, combine water, olive oil, pasta, halved tomatoes, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 11 to 12 minutes, or until pasta is thoroughly cooked and water reduced. Stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in shredded mozzarella cheese; stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  7. Garnish with balls of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves.
  8. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Damn Delicious



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  1. Sarah October 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM - Reply

    So, what happens to the water? Does it all get absorbed into the pasta? I’m confused. Guess I’ll have to try it and see.

    • Katerina Petrovska October 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM - Reply

      Hi Sarah!

      Yes, it will all get absorbed in the pasta. Give it a try… it’s a really good dish. :)

  2. Andrea June 8, 2014 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Seriously the best pasta and super healthy :D We put chicken stock instead of water and that just MADE the dish!!

  3. zerrin June 7, 2014 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    Love that everything is in one pot! I would definitely go make this right now if it weren’t midnight here! It’s great that I won’t have to look for what to make for tomorrow’s dinner. I know it now!

  4. Natasha of June 7, 2014 at 12:43 PM - Reply

    I absolutely love one pot meals! I also love caprese salad. This sounds amazing!! :) Pinning :)

  5. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 1, 2014 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    This pasta is seriously oh so dreamy. I want this in my life!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM - Reply

    I’ve wanted to try the one pot pasta forever, this is gorgeous!

  7. A_Boleyn June 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM - Reply

    This dinner really does look delicious and, of course, so colourful.

  8. How to Philosophize with Cake June 1, 2014 at 8:48 AM - Reply

    Ooh, that looks delicious! I love caprese in all of its forms, so why not make it into pasta? :) I’ll have to try this sometime.

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