Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Caprese Pasta



8 oz. Cavatappi noodles, cooked as directed on the box
2 Tbs. margarine
2 Tbs. flour
1 1/4 c. milk, 1%
1/2 c. heavy cream
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
3 Sapori tomatoes (or large cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Whisk in the flour until the mixture forms a roux, and it all sticks together in a ball. Immediately pour the milk and heavy cream in, and whisk until everything is smooth and there are no lumps. Add the Mozzarella a small amount at a time and continuously stir. Increase the temperature to medium high and keep stirring until the cheese is fully melted and the sauce is thick (about 5 minutes). Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. You may need to add more garlic salt depending on your preference. Top with the chopped tomatoes and fresh basil.

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