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Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta - if this delicious pasta dish could talk, it would be shouting "summer"! All of the season's best flavors wrapped up in one bowl!
Course: Side
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fresh mozzarella, Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad with Fresh Mozzerella and Tomatoes, roasted tomatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 1 recipe Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 pound ditalini pasta
  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a medium-large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta. Allow water to return to a boil, then cook pasta for 8-10 minutes or until al dente (If you're using a different type of pasta, follow the directions on the package).

  2. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water then drain well, drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and stir to coat pasta with oil. (This will keep it from drying out until you’re ready to combine it with the other ingredients.) Set aside.

  3. While pasta is cooking, place corn in a large microwave-safe bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. Cover the bowl with a plate and cook in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave, carefully remove the plate to vent and wait till corn is cool enough to handle, then cut kernels from cobs. Cover and set aside.

  4. Allow pasta to cool for 20 minutes (this will keep the cheese from melting right away), then combine with about ⅔ of the tomatoes (reserve the rest) in a medium-large bowl, (be sure to scrape out all the good oil and herbs from the pan).

  5. Add corn, fresh mozzarella, remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and ¼ cup of the pasta water. Stir gently to combine and add more pasta water to loosen a bit, if needed.

  6. Add one half of the basil and stir gently one more time. Top with the remaining tomatoes and basil. Warm slightly (1-2 minutes) in the microwave before serving or serve at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutritional information does not include Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomatoes.

 

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 568mg25%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 372IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.