Creamy Pesto Caprese Pasta Casserole

Creamy Pesto Caprese Pasta Casserole

 

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 2 cups marinara sauce or your favourite tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano (parmesan) grated
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, diced
  • basil leaves to taste
Directions
  1. Cook the pasta as directed and when it is done mix in the marinara sauce, cream, parmesan, balsamic vinegar, pesto, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.
  2. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350F oven until bubbling on the sides and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.
  3. Serve topped with julienned basil.
Option: Add sliced grilled chicken.
Option: Omit the heavy cream or replace it with Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Reposted from: http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/09/creamy-pesto-caprese-pasta-casserole.html

 

 

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