Pesto Pasta with Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes

Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian | October 4, 2021

Prep: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 8 ounces Barilla Rotini
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls 
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (washed and dried) 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ cup Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
  • Fresh basil for garnish 


  1. Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package directions.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and let preheat before adding cherry tomatoes. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft and lightly browned on the outside. 
  3. Once the pasta has finished cooking, drain and set aside.
  4. In a large heat-proof bowl, add mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pasta, and pesto. Mix well to combine. 
  5. Serve and garnish with fresh basil. 

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