Fresh Caprese Pasta
  • 1 box of Barilla Whole Grain Pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup of small yellow onion very, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mined garlic
  • 2 and ½ cups cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 jar of Barilla Marinara
  • ½ cup fresh basil thinly sliced or chopped
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup of Balsamic
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
  • Optional: salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions. Cook and stir until translucent. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the Barilla Marinara and chicken stock. Let simmer for about 6 minutes and add half of the fresh basil.
  3. Drain the pasta and toss with the tomato mixture.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Add in the mozzarella cheese, the remaining chopped basil, chicken and drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top.
  5. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Simply Real Moms at