30-Minute Easy Caprese Pasta | Schnucks

30-Minute Easy Caprese Pasta

30-Minute Dinner, Cheese, Chicken, Mother's Day, Pasta & Pizza

It only takes 30 minutes to make this easy Caprese Pasta.

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It only takes 30 minutes to make this easy Caprese Pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. penne pasta (8 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella pearls or 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 425°.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, pasta, cheese, tomatoes, pesto and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Evenly distribute pasta in a 9″x13″ baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it is heated through and cheese is bubbly. If pasta browns too quickly, cover with foil.
  5. Top with chopped basil before serving.
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