Garlic Cheese Pasta Recipe

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Categories: American, Grain, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Side Dish

Submitted By: Lori from Spokane.

Garlic Cheese Pasta Notes

This is a family recipe and it is made at every family event and all sports gatherings.

  • 1 pound small shell pasta
  • 1-2 8 ounce balls fresh mozarella, cubed
  • 7-8 ripe roma tomatoes
  • 1/3-1/2 cup fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • to taste fresh black pepper
  • to taste sea salt
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (add more with pasta if needed)
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Preparation Instructions

In large glass bowl, put olive oil, cheese, garlic, basil, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Let set on counter all day or at least a few hours. Boil pasta as directed on package, drain and pour into mixture. Add more oil if necessary and salt to taste. The heat of the noodles will melt the cheese. It's even better the next day. Serve warm.

Helpful Hints

It's much better with vine ripened tomatoes. Use only fresh basil.

Photo by Tracy Dottavio-Robinson.

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Tellicherry Ground Black Pepper
30/60 Mesh (Regular Dustless Grind) in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
La Baleine French Sea Salt, Coarse or Fine
Fine Grain
26 oz. container

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Bob D. Said:

WOW this was the best dinner i have ever had. It was great because it served so many people and i had to give almost everyone who had the dinner the recipe i will be using this alot more

thank you

Make it Again? Bob D. would make this recipe again.