Strozzapreti with Burrata and Broccolini

Pasta with Burrata and Brocolini www.bellalimento.com

I honestly can not fathom how anyone could ever get bored with pasta. Ever. The possibilities are endless. ENDLESS. Take this dish for instance, it was one of my clean out the fridge dinners. I picked up some gorgeous broccolini and burrata from Trader Joe’s earlier this week (when I was on my monthly gourmet jelly bean run – have you had them? oh my GAWsh) and cherry tomatoes from my local farm stands (which I do until my garden starts pumping them out, come on garden!).  I knew those would make an excellent quick and healthy dinner so off to the dinner races we went.

Pasta with Burrata and Brocolini www.bellalimento.com

 

With the end of the school year winding down and activities coming at me faster than a speeding bullet I feel like most days I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. By the time I get back home from taxi service every evening dinner has to be quick and easy. Pasta is the answer on those nights (and okay any other really if you’re a pastaholic like me). 30 minutes or less is best. This one comes in at 15. I’ve always been an overachiever.

Pasta with Burrata and Brocolini www.bellalimento.com

A pot and a pan and 15 minutes. Yes I think that’s totally doable. And there’s burrata which makes me weak at the knees. I can NEVER turn down anything with burrata, but really why would you want to. It’s the Lambo of soft creamy dreamy cheeses. Yes, I said it. Lambo. Who am I?

Baci!

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Strozzapreti with Burrata and Broccolini

What You Will Need:

  • 1 pound strozzapreti pasta
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon infused olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces broccolini - par steamed
  • 1 ball fresh burrata

What To Do:

  1. Place a large pot of generously salted water onto boil. When boiling add pasta and cook until just shy of al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water prior to draining.
  2. Into a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, and tomatoes, Season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes burst. Add broccolini and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.
  3. Transfer pasta to serving platter. Drop burrata by the spoonful onto platter, finish with a drizzle of olive oil.
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26 Comments

  1. 1

    This dish is so perfect for busy days – simple, healthy and delicious!

  2. 2

    Well, for starters I was proud that I knew what everything was in that post title :) This looks like the ultimate spring lunch!

  3. 3

    You are TOTALLY right on the money about pasta. There is no end to all the variations. This one falls in the simple and healthy category without losing the adjective, delicious.

  4. 4

    You had me at burrata! Looks fantastic!

  5. 5

    I’m really glad you shared this because I have been getting bored with pasta. I think it’s a creative block. But this looks amazing! So fresh and springy!

  6. 6

    Have you seen that meme on pinterest that says ‘all I care about is pasta and like 3 people?” that’s my life :)

  7. 7

    Anything with burrata is going to be fantastic but especially this yummy and easy diah!

  8. 8

    I LOVE that this is a 15 minute dinner. And it looks so, so good. Because, seriously, on busy nights 15 minutes is all I can handle.

  9. 9

    I love when I see a pasta dish that isn’t the same old same. This looks like something I would make and devour! Thanks for the great recipe.

  10. 10

    This really is the perfect weeknight supper. And pasta is our go-to on busy nights too. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. 11

    Paula, I love this dish! Yum! Pinned!

  12. 12

    Love how quick this comes together. And the burrata. Ohhhhhh…the burrata!! xo

  13. 13

    This dish looks delightful!

  14. 14

    yeah, i never get tired of pasta. this looks great!

  15. 15

    Bury me in Burrata! And pasta, definitely, always pasta! Gorgeous recipe!

  16. 16

    Pretty much anything with garlic, tomatoes, and burrata FTW!

  17. 17

    I will never, never get tired of pasta! Heck, I have no problem eating it for breakfast as well as dinner. :)

  18. 18

    Sometimes the best dinners are the simplest, my kids dig broccolini so this is perfect.

  19. 19

    This looks great! I love the extra bite of broccolini and who doesn’t love burrata? So good!

  20. 20

    I agree! I will never tire of pasta. Now let’s talk about those jelly beans…

  21. 21

    I totally agree – you can go light and easy or slow and hearty. Never get tired of pasta!

  22. 22

    I love these simple, delicious pasta dishes!

  23. 23

    So gorgeous, I want this for lunch today!

  24. 24

    This dish is quite the beauty! I love the broccolini and all of the colors.

  25. 25

    Fabulous! You know how I feel about this dish! Overnight it please!

  26. 26

    As Meredith said …. fabulous! Love everything about this easy to make meal!

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