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Margarita Pasta Bowl
There is something about margarita pizza that is so simple, but so yummy! I don’t often have the time to bake a pizza at home for dinner, but I do have time for pasta! That was this inspiration behind this margarita pasta bowl, fast and delicious!
Fast and Easy
This margarita pasta bowl is super fast and easy to throw together, and doesn’t hold back in the flavor department! When you only have a small window of cooking time before dinner, fast and uncomplicated is important! While the pasta is cooking, you will be able to get everything else ready to go and on the table. Twenty minutes or less for this tasty meal!
The other fabulous thing about this recipe is it is super easy, so kids can help! While I still have to do the cutting for my kids, the girls love to plate the dinner. They love getting to play chef!
Super Food Sneak
So I don’t think this will totally count for “sneaky” if we are putting it on top, but fresh basil is the super food in this recipe! Since we are chopping up fresh basil, it will have many more health benefits than using a dried version you get off the spice rack. Basil has lots of vitamin A and K, as well as antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Another great benefit of this yummy tasting herb, is it can be a great intro to greens on dishes! Think of it as a intro to eating healthy! If your family is okay with some green basil on top…maybe its time to start sneaking in some other green things! 🙂
Margarita Pasta Bowl
A fast and easy pasta inspired by the famous pizza!
- 2 servings pasta
- 1-2 tablespoons butter or drizzle of olive oil
- 1-2 whole roma tomatoes diced/cubed
- 2-3 inches of fresh mozzarella cubed (plant based/vegan or regular)
- 3 leaves of fresh basil finely diced
- 1-2 dashes cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 dash salt optional
Cook pasta according to directions on package.
Cube and dice up the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. If you keep your tomatoes in the fridge, I find it best to heat up the tomatoes just a bit by putting them on a burner for a few or sticking them in the microwave just long enough that it doesn't make your whole dish cold before you get to enjoy it!
Drain pasta and return to pot, add in butter/olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking together.
Then layer your dish, (pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, pepper).