A traditional caprese salad consist of 3 main ingredients. Fresh mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil. Then it's usually drizzled with olive oil and sometimes will have a drizzle of some type of oil as well. In the recipe below we put a little twist on the classic recipe and turn into a delicious casserole.
We start off by mixing together softened cream cheese, milk and garlic. This will be the base of our sauce. Next we fold in all the good stuff, chopped artichokes, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, sun dried tomatoes, chicken and fresh basil. The sun dried tomatoes add such depth to this recipe and pairs so well with cream cheese and basil. We toss all that with cooked shredded chicken and penne pasta then top it all off with slices of fresh mozzarella. I love serving this with a warm piece of garlic bread to dip into all the sauce and my family loves it.