Fusilli alla Caprese Recipe

Fusilli alla Caprese Recipe

How To Make Fusilli alla Caprese

Enjoy bites of fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes in this fusilli alla caprese, a pasta dish made with classic caprese ingredients, for a filling meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbfusilli,or similar pasta
  • cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3large garlic cloves,minced
  • 3cupscherry tomatoes,halved
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • ½cupbasil leaves,roughly chopped or torn
  • 8ozmozarella pearls


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions, until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant; do not burn. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and increase the heat to medium-high.

  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes, until the tomatoes start to soften and burst. Using a fork, smash the tomatoes into a chunky sauce. Add the drained fusilli to the pan and toss to combine.

  4. Right before serving, toss in the basil and mozzarella pearls. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding the reserved pasta water little by little if the pasta seems dry.

  5. Spoon into bowls, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 520.37kcal
  • Fat: 21.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.87g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.68g
  • Fiber: 3.60g
  • Sugar: 4.74g
  • Protein: 19.25g
  • Cholesterol: 29.86mg
  • Sodium: 506.00mg
  • Calcium: 224.71mg
  • Potassium: 423.33mg
  • Iron: 1.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.13mg
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