Barilla Whole Grain Rotini with Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 13 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 box Barilla Whole Grain Rotini

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced

4 leaves basil cut into strips

Directions

  1. COOK pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, HEAT 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until slightly yellow, about 2 minutes.
  3. REMOVE garlic from skillet. ADD tomatoes to the skillet and sear until slightly blistered, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. DRAIN pasta and add to the skillet. Remove skillet from heat. Mix well.
  5. ADD cheese, basil and remaining olive oil to the pasta. Toss to combine.