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Caprese Spaghetti

Posted on: July 18, 2015

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I absolutely LOVE Caprese! It is one of my all time favorite foods. The combination of the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil and seasonings just sings in my mouth. As a full blooded Italian, Caprese has always been a staple food for me. Recently, I came up with the idea to combine Caprese with another Italian staple, spaghetti. I was not disappointed by the result. So now, dear readers, I share the recipe with you. I’m afraid I don’t always measure my spices though, so just put in the amount you like, per your tastes.

**At the end of the recipe, I’ll put an alternative way to make this recipe so that it is more kid friendly. Just in case your child doesn’t enjoy olive oil and seasonings.

CAPRESE SPAGHETTI

1 lb spaghetti (or the amount you normally make for your family)

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes

1 block Mozarella Cheese

Olive oil to taste

Oregano to taste

Sea salt to taste

Cook spaghetti so it is al dente. While spaghetti cooks, cut the tomatoes in half or quarters (whichever you prefer). Cut the Mozarella into small pieces (I use my tomato corer for this). When spaghetti is finished, spoon it into dishes. Drizzle Olive oil on top and mix into spaghetti. Put Mozzarella in center of Spaghetti and place tomatoes around it then season with Oregano and Sea salt (I use Sea salt because it has a stronger flavor, but you can always use regular salt as well). Voila! You’re done!

**If you’re not sure your child(ren) will like the Olive oil and seasonings, you can simply substitute a little butter for the Olive oil and cut out the seasonings all together. Then, use a fork to spin the spaghetti and create a sort of hole in the middle. Place Mozarella “balls” into the center of the spaghetti and you have a delightful birds nest with eggs! You can add the tomatoes or omit those as well, depending upon your child’s taste.

Enjoy!

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8 Responses to "Caprese Spaghetti"

That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Yum! Blame the pregnancy, but I’m so into carbs right now!

I craved carbs when I was pregnant with my first son. πŸ™‚

I literally want to eat this right off the page.

Ha Ha! Thanks! πŸ™‚ That’s an awesome compliment!

Looks delicious – bene bene Molto bene
Thanks for sharing – I make a similar one with garden heirloom tomatoes / try fun pasta shapes for you boys they may love it ,)

Thanks! Yours sounds good too. I’ll definitely try the fun pasta shapes for my boys. Thanks!

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