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Penne, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"Garden fresh basil and summer sweet cherry tomatoes make this pasta salad a warm season favorite. Takes only a few minutes to put together, a quick summertime meal."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 405
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water as directed on package, until just tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan. Add green onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat to warm through. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Coarsely tear basil leaves in halves or thirds; add to pasta with olives, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 405 calories; 17.2 47.5 17.5 21 337 Full nutrition

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This is good, but a little bland as is, although I don't like olives so I leave them out. We like it better as a cold pasta salad after the flavors meld more. As others, I added more garlic. I a...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was bland as written but I made a few modifications based on reviews: I sauteed 3 garlic cloves, used drained diced tomatoes, added some oregano, basil and pepper. I let that simmer...

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This recipe was bland as written but I made a few modifications based on reviews: I sauteed 3 garlic cloves, used drained diced tomatoes, added some oregano, basil and pepper. I let that simmer...

This is good, but a little bland as is, although I don't like olives so I leave them out. We like it better as a cold pasta salad after the flavors meld more. As others, I added more garlic. I a...

Very good but I served it cold. A salad to me is cold. It had a very good taste.

I definetly listened to previous comments and I'm really glad I did cause it turned out great! I split the recipe in half. Added 4 times as many olives as the original, used 2 garlic cloves, cut...

I served this at a party and eventhough I doubled the recipe we still ran out fast! I substituted bowtie pasta, and lots of marinated mozzarella. I also used extra garlic and salt to taste. I...

I thought Holly could have been more thorough in the instructions. Dont know if the mozzarella was supposed to be melted or in chunks. Overall taste was a bit bland, next time I would use a ligh...

This was delicious. But, like many others, I sort of made the recipe my own! I used a different pasta (trottole- 16oz). I didn't use fresh basil because it was too expensive. I just added dried ...

This was so good, my family loved it. Just like other reviews, I changed the recipe a little bit. Instead of using fresh tomatoes, I used two cans of diced tomatoes and no olives and added extra...

Good recipe, I would add some white balsamic vinegar for some more flavor