Thursday, August 4, 2011

Orecchiette pasta with pesto, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella


         Every Wednesday in our house it's pasta night.....even when I was a little girl.
         I always looked forward to eating any version of pasta...Lasagna, Stuffed Shells and
         my family's secret sauce for spaghetti...Throw in a side salad and and some garlic
         bread and this girl is in heaven. Last night, I threw together this dish and it was
         really easy and very flavorful! I hope you enjoy.

                               Orecchiette Pasta With Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes And Mozzarella

        1 bag orecchiette pasta
        pesto, homemade or store bought
        1 container cherry tomatoes
        1 onion, sliced
        1 garlic, chopped
        1 container mozzarella balls, cut in half
        salt and pepper
        garlic salt

         1) Preheat oven to 350 and roast the onions for about 30 to 40 min then put the
         tomatoes on the same cookie sheet with garlic, salt, pepper and garlic salt cook
         for 10 minutes.
         2) In the mean time cook pasta until al dente
         3) When pasta is done put the pesto and mix. Stir in the roasted tomatoes, onions
         and mozzarella. Enjoy!

58 comments:

  1. omg. seriously can i just fly over for dinner at your house!? you always make the best looking dishes! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  2. cannot wait to make this! simply but delish.

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  3. I've had major pasta cravings lately so this looks perfect, great shots too :o)

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  4. this looks great val! i love roasted tomatoes actually did a pasta dish with roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach last week. ill have to try this recipe soon!

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  5. Yum! We had stuffed shells last night-fantastic. Roasted tomatoes? Great touch

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  6. Yum!! I want to start having a pasta night :)

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  7. I agree, I want to start "Pasta Night" at our house, too! What a great idea. Your dish looks amazing! Love all the colors...YUM!
    XO ~Liz

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  8. This looks delicious and makes me want to have people over to enjoy it "family style!"

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  9. I want to start having dinner 'theme' nights! Great idea. We would definitley have a pasta night. I ♥ me some pasta. This looks fab!

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  10. Looks super easy and yummo! I like orecchiette too - great pasta for little ones as well. Hope you are having a fab week!

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  11. anything with roasted tomatoes is good in my book!

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  12. I LOVE the idea of pasta night! Going to borrow that idea!
    xx

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  13. I was thinking of making pasta for dinner and this is a great recipe!
    Thanks!!!
    Lots of love
    simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  14. I need this in my belly right now!! Yummm!

    I also love the idea of pasta night!

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  15. cherry tomatoes have been my summer staple! love them.

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  16. Are you a vegetarian? I am, and you always post the most vegetarian friendly recipes ever, or is it just lately? Love this recipe!

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  17. the silly shape gets me everytime! =) looks delish!!!!

    red white and green = my kinds of eats! all my food seems to be those colors!

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  18. Val, your recipes always make me happy! Tomatoes and pesto are two of my favorite things ever. Love this.

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  19. YUM! I cannot pronounce this pasta name, but this dish looks soooo good Val. I just may have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Sounds delicious! I am a HUGE pesto fan!

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  21. this looks SOOO good. pesto and mozzarella are like two of my favorite things.

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  22. Looks amazing as usual! I love that shape of pasta! I like to use it for mac n cheese:)

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  23. ohh pasta night is the best! this looks amazing girly~ as always..

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  24. Pasta is one of my favorite foods of all time... and I have loved experimenting with pesto lately. This looks delicious!!

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  25. Oh YUMMMMM! This looks so so SO good! Wow!

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  26. the best and prettiest picture EVER! It looks too good to eat- but of course that never stops me! LOL!

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  27. This looks SOOOO delicious!! I am having a pasta craving now!

    And I have just fallen in love with your blog! I can't wait to go see your other recipes!

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  28. Yum! It sounds so easy to make and delicious too!

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  29. Orecchiette has to be one of my favorite pasta shapes. It's just so fun! I love how you've topped it in this recipe. Forget pasta night once a week. How about I just eat this dish once a week? :)

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  30. um. yep. fabulous as always! I'm drooling now....;)

    Heather

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  31. This looks amazing! I am already imagining this with some nice crusty bread....YUM! I am so glad I found your blog:-)

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  32. This looks amazing.
    I make something similar but have never tried using orecchiette. Yum.
    xo

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  33. Orecchiette is one of our favorite pastas. This looks so much like the way I cook. We cook a bunch of pasta, throw in the veggies we have, and toss in some pesto. Simple perfection. Have a great weekend, Val!

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  34. I will have to try this out next week!

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  35. Val, I can't find your email anywhere. Listen,I would LOVE to feature you as a guest blogger if you wouldn't mind. In september maybe? Shoot me an email. Let me know!!
    "www.bouffeebambini@hotmail.com" Include the www.

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  36. yummy - this looks amazing! I love the addition of pesto.

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  37. Mmmm....all of my favorites rolled into one: orecchiette, pesto, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella!

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  38. This sounds amazing! I have been making jars of pesto with our basil, and can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. oh my goodness, i could gobble up that whole plate!

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  40. I bet this goes GREAT with some red wine :)

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  41. Wow. Yum. I mean, I'll eat anything with pesto on it (literally, even a piece of driftwood) but this looks so appetizing and easy. Can't wait to try it! I found you through Jenni at Story of My Life, by the way. I'm already busy scrolling through your archives for lots of dinner ideas!

    -Megan from Uncharted: unchartedtheblog.blogspot.com

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  42. Dude, how can I make something I can't pronounce!?

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  43. This looks AMAZING! Pasta is my weakness.

    All of your recipes are to die for. So happy I found your blog! :)

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  44. YUM!! This looks delicious!! Your pics are beautiful too!

    xo-
    Jamielyn
    I ♥ Nap Time

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  45. this looks so yummy! i just learned to make fresh pasta last week - this would be delicious with handmade pasta noodles :) gotta try it!

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  46. Pasta is my very favorite food ever! This looks so delish!

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  47. "little ears" are my favorite pasta!

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  48. yum - I have to buy that pasta. I have a fresh batch of pesto and mozzarella just waiting to be made into this! Thanks for sharing Val!

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  49. I think I could do pasta night ever night, especially if this is on the menu.

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  50. Oh wow, this looks SO delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. Bookmarking this! I want to make it stat!

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  52. I know tons of people have said this already but woah that looks good!

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  53. AMAZING! all my fav flavors!!!

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  54. OMG I am so making this this weekend!! YUM!!!!!

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  55. Oh my that is seriously beautiful! Love it :)

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