Cavatappi Pasta with Tomatoes, Pesto and Mozzarella Recipe

Lately I find myself wanting more meatless recipes in my meal routine. This pasta is the perfect meatless meal and is so quick and easy to prepare!

I love the flavor combo of the fresh tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella. It's one of my favorites. This recipe is perfect served with your favorite garlic bread and a simple salad.  Enjoy!

 Cavatappi Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella (print recipe)

What you need:
3/4 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound cherry, grape or pear tomatoes, halved
4 tablespoons basil pesto
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse and set aside.

In a large saute pan, saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 4 minutes, Add tomatoes, pesto, salt and pepper and cook for another few minutes. Add pasta, fresh basil and mozzarella, stir to combine and remove from heat. Top with parmesan and serve!

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Recipe source:
Alexandra Cooks (slightly adapted)


  1. So pretty :) I am on the hunt for more meatless meals too! Pinned!

  2. This is so colorful! We're trying to incorporate more meatless meals too! Pinned it :)

  3. A classic light and delicious pasta dish. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  4. Hi Sheena,
    This is a great recipe that we would really enjoy! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Looks like a wonderful recipe! Thanks for bringing it to our party at Foodie Friends Friday!
    Tracy @

  6. You know I LOVE pesto. Pinning this! Thanks for bringing this recipe and your friendship to Weekend Potluck.

    1. Thanks so much Penny!! I love linking up with you ladies every week! Thanks so much for your kindness!

  7. This looks great! I'm pinning this. Thanks!

  8. Ooooh, so colorful! What a fun recipe. I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link up at 'Or so she says...', going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  9. Sheena,
    This looks delish! I love pasta. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.

  10. This is a wonderful dish. Just the perfect lunch for me :)


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