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Caprese Pasta

Out of a kid’s cookbook came a wonderful fresh dinner. Kirk had picked up a copy of Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!), for Walker to look over.


Chapter six is “My First Dinners”, a collection of fun recipes, ranging from easy (1 spoon) to harder (3 spoons) recipes. Honestly, these are adults friendly for making and for taste buds as well.


Caprese Pasta (as adapted from pages 102)


  • 1 pound small pasta shapes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced (can be fresh or traditional)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Ground black pepper
  • Fine sea salt


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add in pasta, cook for time on package. Drain and shake off.

Meanwhile, toss together the olive oil through garlic in a large mixing bowl. Add in about ¼ tsp ground black pepper and a pinch of salt.

Add pasta, toss gently to combine. Taste for seasoning, and serve.

Serves 6.

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