Baked Caprese Pasta
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Recipe type: Cooking for a Crowd, Weekend Cooking, Worknight Dinners
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 16-ounce box whole wheat pasta
  • 16 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2-3 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 1 25-ounce jar of tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 cups chopped roasted or poached chicken breast
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package, for about 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Set aside. Add tomato sauce, chicken, and half the basil to the cooked pasta. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Turn the oven on to broil. Place the mixture in greased (or spray with cooking spray) 9x13 dish pan or casserole dish. Add the sliced tomatoes and the sliced cheese. Broil for about 5-7 minutes, until the cheese becomes brown and bubbly. Serve garnished with the remaining chopped basil leaves.
Recipe by In Good Taste at https://ingoodtaste.kitchen/baked-caprese-pasta/