Never waste time trying to decide what’s for dinner again! Everyone knows pasta is a great option, and once you taste this Tomato Basil Penne Pasta, it will become THE option. Seriously, who could turn down a piping hot bowl of tender pasta, swirled in a tomato-y, herby, cheesy sauce?! We don’t think it’s possible. It doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the easiest dinners you can make, too! No more “I don’t know’s” or “I’m good with anything’s.” Tomato Basil Penne Pasta will be everyone’s first and only choice, because it’s truly the best!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon basil oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced

Directions

Step 1 –In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente, according to the package directions. Drain the pasta.

Step 2 –Heat the basil oil and the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 3 –Add the garlic to the skillet and cook until it is soft, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 4 –Add the tomatoes to the garlic, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer the tomato mixture for 10 minutes.

Step 5 –Stir the Pepper Jack cheese, the mozzarella cheese, and the parmesan cheese into the tomato mixture.

Step 6 –Once the cheese begins to melt, add the cooked penne pasta to the tomato mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Sprinkle the fresh basil over the pasta.

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Step 8 –Serve.