Whenever I make this creamy Fettuccine with Tomatoes and Burrata Cheese, I am one happy camper. Fresh, flavorful, easy to make, and budget friendly, this pasta is swoon worthy!
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Fettuccine with Tomatoes and Burrata Cheese!
And when I say it’s easy to make, I mean easy! Besides the pasta there is no cooking involved in this recipe, just a little bit of chopping and you have a gorgeous meal.
TIPS FOR COOKING PASTA:
When cooking pasta there are only a few things to remember:
1. Follow pasta box cooking instructions, they usually are right on.
2. Salt the water for flavor.
3. To keep pasta from sticking be sure to have lots of water in your pot, at least several inches above the pasta to allow room for expansion
4. stir frequently.
Because I have significantly cut back on grains, I used Cappello’s Grain Free Pasta for this recipe. Of course you can use your favorite brand of fettuccine. Cappello’s cooks in 60 seconds and is made with almond flour. I like the texture of this pasta much better than any grain/gluten free pasta I have ever tried.
Let’s Talk Ingredients:
When recipes have so few ingredients, those ingredients need to be top notch! Use the best ripe but firm tomatoes, a high quality olive oil and sea salt, and ALWAYS use the freshest basil. I like to buy the live basil plants you can find in the produce section rather than buy the cut basil leaves. That way I can use what I need when I need it, and the plant lives for weeks so it’s more economical too.
To create ribbons of basil I use a technique called a ‘chiffonade’: Simply stack your basil leaves, roll as tightly as you can and slice. You end up with thin ribbons of basil.
I love adding toasted pine nuts to just about any pasta dish! If you can only find raw pine nuts, simply place them in pan on medium heat, and slowly let them toast they are a beautiful golden color, then remove from heat. Don’t walk away, trust me, they go from perfection to burned in the time it takes you to check Instagram.
Burrata cheese is a combination of mozzarella and cream. When tossed with hot pasta it melts and makes a thick creamy ‘sauce’ without you having to do any additional work!
It’s just too good!
The Recipe: Fettuccine with Tomatoes and Burrata!
Tips and what you will need: You will need a good knife and a great sea salt! Burrata cheese can now be found at most grocery stores in the deli or gourmet cheese aisle. If you would like to use Cappello’s grain free pasta you can find it at some Whole Food’s Market locations or have it delivered to your door!
- 16 oz organic fettuccini, cooked to package instructions
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 3 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 12-15 large basil leaves, chiffonade
- 8 oz Burrata cheese
- 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
Fill a large pot with water and place on high heat.
While water heats, dice tomatoes.
Set diced tomatoes on paper towels to eliminate extra juices.
Prepare garlic and basil.
Place tomatoes, basil and garlic in a bowl and toss (bowl needs to be large enough to accommodate pasta)
When water is boiling add pasta and cook according to package instructions.
When pasta is done strain in colander (do not rinse) pour over tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, pull apart burrata cheese and toss with hot pasta until melted and creamy. Add more oil or salt if needed. Add pine nuts, toss. Serve
MAY I PLEASE ASK A FAVOR?
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Burrata has to be my new favorite cheese even though it’s probably been around forever. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
It is amazing!
Oh for some fettuccini. I have never used that kind of cheese. Have go shopping.
What a great way to incorporate some fresh ingredients!
My husband says burrata is like two cheeses in one. Love the use of it in a lighter pasta dish, going to try this soon.
This sounds fantastic! I love pasta with fresh ingredients, and the cheese sounds lovely! Yum!
Burrata is my favorite thing ever!! 🙂
Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!! I’m getting hungry just reading this 🙂
That looks wonderfully delicious. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing!
This looks wonderfully delicious! Pinned to my recipe board and I will try it soon. Thanks for sharing!
This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Thanks of sharing.
I’ve always wanted to try burrata cheese and this looks like the PERFECT way to do it – classic and easy! Can’t wait to try it!
This is a beautiful, delicious recipe that my family will really love. Pasta, tomatoes, pine nuts, scrumptious cheese…these are all crowd-pleasing favorites! Thank you for providing me with great mid-week meal inspiration. 🙂
I love that you showed how to cut the basil by rolling it. What a great idea! So much easier than doing each individual leaf!
Oooh, this looks delish! I love any kind of Italian cheese. I think I was born in the wrong country because I could subsist off pasta and wine!
Great combination of flavors! Super yummy & simple!
Quick & easy, My favorite! I have been looking for this cheese and never knew what it was called. Thank you 🙂
I LOVE your photos? what kind of camera do you use?
Thanks Maegan! I have a Canon EOS. But more importantly I have a 50 mm lens. (fixed no zoom) The lens is what it’s all about!
This looks amazing! I love any recipe with burrata- such a great cheese!
Wow Linda! This looks beautiful! I love all of that Burrata cheese. Yum!
This looks amazing! I love a good pasta dish every now and then and so I will have to try your recipe soon!
I also spend days fantasising about pasta! Your recipe looks delish!
That looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it!
Ohhh! Burrata is one of my favorite cheeses! Looks amazing!
That is totally daydream worthy! I can’t believe those noodles are grain free! I will have to check those out!
This looks delicious! I have never tried this pasta but always on the lookout for healthier varieties.
Also. Burrata cheese sounds perfect here. I have not experienced it either and will be on the lookout!
Thanks. As always. Totally dreamy!
love the herbs added!!
Pine nuts are such a great partner to many pasta dishes. This looks fantastic!
This looks absolutely incredible!!! I’m so glad I came across your recipe!
Simple and delicious! Yumm! Thank you!
How did I NEVER know about this cheese? It totally looks like something I would love. And thanks for the quick tutorial on the *correct* way to cut basil. Love the grain free pasta. Is there anything not dreamworthy about this recipe?
Oh Anya it’s amazing. It lppks like a ball of mozzarella from the outside but you squeeze it and cream comes out!
This looks delicious! I’ve never heard of burrata cheese before. It sounds delicious though!
I never heard of Burrata cheese – but looks wonderful! Who doesn’t love fettuccine! It’s one of my favorites – and you, my dear, have the most fabulous food on your blog!!!!! Thanks!
Wow this looks amazing – pinned for later!
Thanks! I always appreciate a pin!
This looks so good! Very fresh but satisfying dinner! Thanks for sharing.
Linda I have never heard of burrata cheese. It sounds delightful!
This looks so good, what a great combination!
I’m obsessed with burrata and this is just a delicious dish! Very satisfying and flavorful.
Me too! Best cheese ever!
Delicious, easy to make and elegant! And great for entertaining too!
I love Fettuccine and have missed it so much. So glad to have found a grain,gluten free version. It looks delicious and easy to make. Can’t wait to make it!
I think I need to make my own burrata some day. I know I’ll love it, but I’m so sensitive to commercially made products. What a gorgeous dinner! So perfect with summer tomatoes! 🙂
That would be amazing I am sure! I have never made cheese of any kind. Let me know how it turns out!
I love burrata but I’ve only had it in salads. This is such a good idea! Like summer in a bowl.
I know burrata cheese is all the rage and I haven’t tried it yet — so I’m definitely going to give it a go with this beautify, fresh recipe next week. thanks for the inspo!