Spaghetti with Burrata

If you are looking to make a gourmet style pasta dish in 30 minutes or less this is the dish you’ll want to make. Simple ingredients make this spaghetti irresistibly delicious with your family going for seconds and perhaps requesting you to make this dish weekly. This is also a perfect weeknight dinner when we are sometimes time crunched.

Burrata is basically fresh mozzarella stuffed with cream. It is a melt-in-the-mouth kind of cheese which elevates the pasta dish to another level. Adding fresh veggies to the dish increases the nutrition quotient. Burrata can be used to top bruschetta or even spread on breads for breakfast. 

A few months back we were dining in a Italian restaurant in LA and had the most delectable bruschetta. Niki and I are the cheese lovers in the family. The bruschetta inspired me to create the pasta dish. 

Come, let’s dive into the pasta world now…

Servings

4-6 servings

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes for pasta, 10 minutes to make

Total Time

30 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 10 ounce pack spaghetti
  • ¼ -½ cup pasta water, reserved from cooking the pasta 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 12-14 asparagus, cut into 1 “ pieces
  • 8 ounce burrata cheese
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 10-12 basil leaves, cut into strips or chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for serving
PREPARATION

Step 1
Boil water in the pan and cook spaghetti according to the directions on the pack. Reserve ½ cup of water, drain the rest and keep aside.

Step 2
Add olive oil in a pan, add onion and garlic. Saute until the raw smell goes away. Add asparagus. Cook for 2 minutes. 

Step 3
Add tomato, spinach, salt and pepper. Scoop a spoon or two of the burrata cheese and add to the pan to create a sauce like consistency.

Step 4
Add pasta sauce and the reserved pasta water. Cook for 1-2 minutes.Add the cooked spaghetti and mix well.

Step 5
Scoop burrata and spoon on to the pasta. Garnish with parmesan, olive oil and basil. Serve hot right away.  

Notes:
If you don’t find burrata you can use fresh mozzarella.

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