Tomato Burrata Pasta

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Tomato Burrata Pasta

We love tomato burrata cheese over pasta for a combination of reasons that tickle our taste buds and ignite our love for food.

Here’s why this delicious pairing is a culinary delight:

Creamy indulgence: The luscious and creamy texture of burrata cheese complements the firmness of pasta perfectly. As we take a bite, the creaminess of the cheese melds with the savory flavor of tomatoes, creating a delightful explosion of taste in our mouths.

Harmonious flavors: The sweetness of ripe tomatoes harmonizes with burrata cheese’s mild, milky taste, resulting in a balanced and complementary flavor profile. The burst of tanginess from the tomatoes adds a refreshing touch to the richness of the cheese, making every bite truly satisfying.

Textural contrast: The juxtaposition of smooth, velvety burrata cheese and the al dente texture of pasta creates an enjoyable contrast. The experience of biting through the pasta and encountering the soft, creamy center of the cheese adds a pleasant surprise to each forkful.

Tomato burrata cheese over pasta tastes fantastic and visually appealing. The vibrant colors of the tomatoes against the milky white of the burrata cheese over a bed of pasta create a picturesque dish that instantly stimulates our appetite.

Now, to complement this scrumptious meal and make it a healthy dining experience, we can serve it with the following:

Fresh Salad: Prepare a light and refreshing salad with various colorful vegetables such as mixed greens, cucumber, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. This will provide an extra dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to the meal.

Whole Grain Pasta: Opt for whole grain or whole wheat pasta instead of refined pasta. Whole grains offer more nutrients, including fiber and essential minerals, making the meal more wholesome and nutritious.

Grilled Vegetables: Add some grilled or roasted vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, or asparagus on the side. Grilling brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables and adds a delightful smoky flavor to the dish.

Fresh Fruit for Dessert: Finish the meal with a serving of fresh fruit as a light and healthy dessert. It can be a bowl of mixed berries, sliced watermelon, or a medley of seasonal fruits.

By pairing tomato burrata cheese over pasta with these healthy accompaniments, we satisfy our taste buds and nourish our bodies with a well-rounded, wholesome meal.

  • Author: Kim Nicholson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25-30
  • Total Time: 23 minute
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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¼ cup olive oil

1 head of garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for sprinkling

3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes

salt and pepper

One pound of pasta, like bucatini

¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for sprinkling

8 ounces burrata cheese

parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add olive oil to a large baking dish add in the garlic, dried basil, and red pepper flakes, add in the tomatoes with a big pinch of salt and pepper, and toss them in the oil. Let the tomatoes cook for 20 to 25 minutes until they begin to burst. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it directly to the skillet. Toss the mixture a few times so all the noodles are coated. Turn off the heat and toss in the fresh basil. Add the burrata cheese in pieces or one large ball, and mix it in as much as you’d like (or as little!). Taste the pasta and add in more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve immediately, top with parmesan cheese, and more fresh basil.

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