Pasta Caprese
By :Archana Mundhe
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Easy one pot pasta caprese with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.33
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Vegetarian
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Cheese, Pasta, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
3 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups mezze penne
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 oz can
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 handfuls basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls fresh
  • Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper crushed (optional)
  • 1 cup Water
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Diet Vegetarian
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Cheese, Pasta, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
3 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups mezze penne
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 oz can
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 handfuls basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls fresh
  • Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper crushed (optional)
  • 1 cup Water
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.33
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Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Once the Instant Pot displays 'Hot', add oil, onion, garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for one minute.
  2. Add grape tomatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, half of the basil leaves, salt and 1 cup of water. Stir well.
  3. Set Instant Pot to Manual at high pressure for 4 minutes with pressure valve set to sealing.
  4. Once time is up, Quick Release. Open Instant Pot and stir once again.
  5. Add fresh mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Serve hot garnished with more chopped basil and shredded parmesan. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

2 replies
  1. Cabailey
    Cabailey says:

    This recipe was super easy and good, but if i make it again i wouldnt add nearly as much balsamic vinegar as indicated. The sauce was very dark, too acidic. Also would have saved the grape tomatoes to add at then end. Although the picture shows the tomatoes in the final dish, the pressure obliterated them to the point they werent identifiable.

  2. cbrliz
    cbrliz says:

    Halved the balsamic. Next time i’ll halve the red pepper too. Flavor very good but it’s pretty spicy as is. Maybe a touch more water as well to prevent burning.

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