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4 Minute Meal: Pasta with Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella

4 Minute Meal: Pasta with Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella


Whether you're running around from holiday party to party, or literally running all over South America (hi, that would be us), December seems to be leaving little time for meals more composed than passed hors devours. As much as we love party food, we never feel full no matter how many tuna crudo bites we snag.

That's why we came up with this super easy pasta THAT CAN BE MADE IN 4 MINUTES and eaten quickly before - or after - a night out. It's ok if you scarf it down standing up in your kitchen with your Louboutins on already (again, that was us), but we think it's also festive enough in case you find yourself hosting a mid-week impromptu dinner party.

--Laurel and Bec

Pasta with Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella

Fresh penne pasta

Pesto (your own or the best prepared or packaged you can find at the store)

Smoked Mozzarella

Red pepper flakes

Boil pasta. Drain and return to pan/pot. Toss in pesto. Top with cheese and pepper.

Pro tips:

-Boil just enough water. If making as a single serving, fill a small frying pan with about 1.5" of water. This cuts way down on the time it takes to boil.

-Be efficient. While pasta is cooking, get out mozzarella and cut into small squares.





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