Shells with balsamic tomatoes & mozzarella

Shells with balsamic tomatoes & mozzarella

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Fresh flavours are packed into this delicious and simple pasta recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition:

  • kcal572
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.68g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pasta shells
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 250g pack cherry tomato, quartered
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 x 125g balls of mozzarella, cubed
  • bunch of basil, leaves roughly torn
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • grated Parmesan, to serve
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a few tablespoons of water in the pan. Return pasta to the pan over a medium heat and add the tomatoes, oil and balsamic vinegar.

  2. Cook for 1-2 mins, then season and stir through mozzarella and basil. Serve with grated parmesan.

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Comments (2)

elsjeb's picture
4

Slightly adapted this: more than doubled tomatoes, double olive oil and balsamic vinegar - everyone loved it!

bethocallaghan's picture
4

Very nice - but I did use about 3 times the amount of tomatoes suggested!

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