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One-Pot Caprese Pasta

This simple pasta dish is a good reminder that healthy and delicious food doesn't always require hours to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Pasta, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 392kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pound whole-grain spaghetti
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 cups basil fresh, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese skim, shredded


  • Put water, spaghetti, tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes into a pot. Bring to a boil and then cook over medium for 11 to 13 minutes until pasta is cooked and water is reduced. Top with mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and reserved basil and let the cheese melt. Serve!


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 571mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12