I am almost embarrassed to post this recipe because its sooooooo easy. But, its really yummy, a crowd pleaser, and great for potlucks, which is why I am sharing it with you today. We’re going to my aunt’s tonight for a mother’s day potluck. In my family, a small family gathering is only about 25 people, and it just gets bigger from there. I love it! I love being close to my family (both emotionally and geographically) so I can get my fill of love anytime I want. So, here’s to a family filled with beautiful, caring, compassionate, and strong-willed moms.
Now, for the recipe:
Penne a la caprese (aka Pesto Pasta)
- 1 box penne pasta (I used Ronzoni Smart Start because it has 5 grams of fiber, but doesn’t taste like whole wheat )
- 1/2 of a 6 oz pesto in a jar*
- 1 small carton grape tomatoes
- 1 container boccocini (small fresh mozzarella)
Cook pasta in boiling water for 10-12 minutes. Rinse under cold water until all penne are cooled, and drain thoroughly. Slice tomatoes in half. Slice boccocini in half. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, including pesto to taste.
*I am currently growing basil, so a pesto recipe will come once I get some growing!