Recipe courtesy of Barilla

Mini Shells with Grape Tomatoes, Green Beans, and Mozzarella

Take advantage of colorful in season veggies to make this delicious recipe.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
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1 box Piccolini Rich in Fiber - White Mini Shells

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

1/2 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, diced

6 leaves fresh basil, chopped fine

1 clove garlic, minced

2 pints grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 lb fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season water with salt to taste (optional).
  2. Marinate the mozzarella cheese with 2 tablespoons oil, a pinch of salt and black pepper, and fresh basil.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the garlic and remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until garlic turns slightly yellow.
  4. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and saute over high heat for 1 minute.
  5. Cook the pasta according to package directions, along with the green beans in the same pot. Drain and toss with the tomatoes.
  6. Stir in the marinated cheese mixture before serving.
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