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5 from 1 vote

One Pan Caprese Pasta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 main dish servings
Author: Kristin


  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups dry pasta
  • 1 package of grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 5 fresh whole basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh diced Mozzarella (about 8 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chopped basil leaves for garnish


  • Preheat a 12 inch skillet or saute pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft.
  • Add dry pasta, sliced tomatoes, fresh whole basil leaves, garlic, water, salt and pepper. Stir together to combine.
  • Bring pasta mixture to a boil. Continue to cook pasta over medium heat, stirring often, until pasta is cooked and the liquid is reduced; about ten minutes.
  • Top evenly with mozzarella cubes and cover the pan so the cheese can melt.
  • Sprinkle with Balsamic vinegar and chopped basil for garnish.