Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes

Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes

It’s almost time to say goodbye to delicious summery flavors, so for one last hurrah, we’re concluding our month of easy pastas with a tomato, basil and burrata recipe. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep, it’s a weeknight savior. Stephanie Le of I Am A Food Blog tells us how to toss it together…

Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes
By Stephanie and Mike of I Am A Food Blog

Now that it’s fall I want ALL the carbs. Give me pasta, please! Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of the good stuff, especially when there’s creamy burrata stirred in. This scoobi doo with burrata and tomatoes is perfect for those days when you’re looking for something just as comforting as mac and cheese, but don’t want to take the time to make a cheese sauce. And how cute is that name? Scoobi doo, aka spiral macaroni, just might be one of my favorite shapes. It’s fun, it’s curvy and it holds up well in any sauce.

Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes

Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes

Recipe: Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes
Serves: 2

You’ll need:

4 oz spiral macaroni
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 ball burrata
Chopped basil, optional
Red pepper flakes, optional

Cook the pasta according to the package. Reserve one cup of cooking water and drain when done.

While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large pan over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the white wine, turn the heat up and reduce slightly.

Add the drained pasta, tomatoes and peas and mix well. Stir in the parmesan, adding a splash of reserved pasta water if the pasta is dry. Stir in some chopped basil if desired.

Taste, and season with salt and pepper. To serve, top with pieces of burrata, a drizzle of olive oil, basil and red pepper flakes if desired. Enjoy immediately!

Scoobi Doo With Burrata and Tomatoes

Thank you so much, Stephanie and Mike!

P.S. More cheesy recipes, including a jalapeño mac and cheese and grown-up grilled cheese.

(Photos and recipe by Stephanie Le. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for helping with this series.)

  1. Looks yummy AND practical! Nice :)

  2. Jane says...

    I’m a huge fan of pasta and eat it at least once a week! This recipe looks fairly easy and delicious!

    One thing I’ve been doing to make my pasta meals healthier is using alternative noodles. I bought a spiralizer and make veggie noodles. So far my favorite has been making zoodles (zucchini noodles) with a homemade pesto sauce. Yummy and healthy! Here’s a recipe I’ve used in the past:

    I also just discovered bean pasta. Modern Table makes a pasta made out of just lentil flour, so it’s got lots of protein. When I’m feeling really lazy, I make their rotini pasta with some cheese and truffle salt. Easy and delicious!

  3. The perfect combo! I can’t wait to make this.

  4. You had me with burrata!

  5. Yum! Pasta and cheese – I’m in! :)

  6. Amanda says...

    Cute post but the italian in me is cringing at “spiral macaroni/ scoobi doo.” Macaroni is it’s own shape. This is cavatappi!

    • Thank you! I kept thinking “what on earth is Scoobi Doo?”

    • Stefania says...

      Omg right?? Cavatappi, people.

    • Sarah says...

      EXACTLY. It’s definitely cavatappi.

    • Gelsomina says...

      Lol, as an Italian, I thought this must be the English term for them that I never knew! Like how people say “bow-ties” for farfalle (which means butterflies) or I have also seen “jumbo shells” for lumaconi (big snails). Happy to see other people were confused/ amused.

  7. How refreshing and light compared to other heavy pastas! My family loves plastic but too often it’s so weighted down with heavy cream sauces, I love this!


  8. It looks like Thai basil in the photo. Should that be used, or Genovese basil?

  9. This looks delicious, and I think my kids would love it, too!

  10. This looks amazing! It’s like a “grown up” version of mac and cheese.

  11. These photos are making me hungry.

  12. Cynthia says...

    This looks yummy! It’s the cooler weather that makes me want heartier foods although this recipe would be good any time of the year.

  13. You had me at Burrata! There’s nothing like fresh burrata and tomatoes, but now I need to try this pasta. My twins love when I make pasta with “stuff” other than marinara or bolognese, and with the name of one of their fave characters, I can’t go wrong with this one! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

    XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea

  14. This looks perfect for dinner tonight – I’ll just swap gluten free pasta for the regular and I’m good to go :).