Saturday, November 20, 2010

another comfort food recipe for you

this one would be a perfect side to some chicken parm or by itself with a crisp salad on the side and a nice chardonnay :)

sciue sciue (italian translation - little thimbles)

1 1/2 cups ditalini (or other small tube shaped pasta, like elbow macaroni or pennette)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups cherry/grape tomatoes (taste really good from the farmer's market :)), cut in halves
8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut in to 1/2" cubes
8 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil (i add some olive oil to keep pasta from sticking). add the ditalini and cook, stirring often until tender but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

meanwhile, in large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. add the garlic and saute' until fragrant, about 1 minute. add the tomatoes and saute' just until heated through, about 2 minutes. add the cooked pasta. remove skillet from heat, add the cheese & basil and toss to coat. season with salt. spoon in to small serving bowls and serve immediately.



  1. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. yummy! thank you for sharing recipes, i am *always* looking for something new

  3. this looks soooo good! And pretty easy to make which is a plus.

  4. So trying this sometime soon!!!

  5. YUM! I think I'll be putting this recipe on the menu this week!

  6. Oh, thanks for sharing this recipe!! I can't wait to try it


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