Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella

This pasta with no-cook tomato sauce is easy and delicious. Skip the store-bought sauce and serve up some garlic bread with this dish.

Photo by Jahel N.
Mozzarella makes this dish even more tasty.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

Servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 4

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    pounds tomatoes, cores and cut into chunks

  • 1

    pound dried rigatoni

  • 1/2

    pound small fresh mozzarella balls

  • 1

    cup torn or sliced fresh basil leaves

  • 1/3

    cup chopped fresh chives

Directions

In an extra large bowl combine oil and garlic. Add tomatoes and 1 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. And pasta and 1/4 cup cooking liquid to tomato mixture; toss to combine. Stir in mozzarella. Let stand 10 minutes. Add basil, chives, pepper, and a drizzle of additional olive oil to pasta mixture. Add remaining pasta water as needed to reach desired sauciness. Serve at room temperature.

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