Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

The combination of pasta, tomatoes, and mozzarella is classic; and this dish does not disappoint. It’s full hearty tomatoes, and shredded cheese!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut in small cubes
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook penne according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking combine olive oil, basil, tomatoes, marinara, and mozzarella cheese. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside and let stand.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and immediately add to the tomato mixture. Toss quickly.
  • Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.