Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta

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We’re coming in hot today with Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta with Rao’s Homemade!!! I mean, it’s Monday, and it’s our time to shine! 

Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta from (@whatsgabycookin)


Who doesn't love a creamy chicken and cheese pasta recipe... I mean, is there anything better? It’s the foundation of what we grew up on when we needed a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Chicken, cheese, pasta and the best jarred tomato sauce on the planet. 

If you’ve been following me on social media, and watching my IG Lives, you already know that I’m a diehard Rao’s Homemade tomato sauce fan. I have it stocked in bulk in my pantry at all times. I use it for chicken parm, eggplant parm, this pasta, bolognese sauce, etc. If there’s any kind of red sauce involved, Rao’s is the only answer. 

Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta from (@whatsgabycookin)

So next time you’re in a pickle on what to make for dinner, remember this recipe!! Or if you need some other inspiration, check out the new Reci-moji texting platform that Rao’s just launched. It’s brilliant. First, this recipe is IN THE PLATFORM, so get excited if it pops up for you!! Second, here’s the deal. Simply text your fav food emojis to S-A-U-C-Y (72829) and Rao’s Homemade will send you back a recipe inspired by your picks.

Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta from (@whatsgabycookin)

For example, if you send an eggplant, tomatoes and cheese in to the platform, you can bet you’ll be getting an epic eggplant parmesan recipe back your way. If you send a that chicken leg emoji, some cheese, and pasta, you might get this recipe back your way. 

And it comes complete with step by step instructions and images. I’m legit upset I didn’t think of this first 🙂

Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta from (@whatsgabycookin)

All of the recipes will feature Rao’s Homemade (best sauce on the planet) made with the finest ingredients… so do yourself a favor and go stock up now so you can never be far from a delicious meal when it’s dinner time! 

So let's get to it! I live for all the flavors - and the beauty of the recipe below is that you can use Arrabbiata, Marinara, Four Cheese, Roasted Garlic or Tomato Basil Rao’s Homemade Sauce and each will give this Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta dish a slightly different spin. 

Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.9 from 7 votes
This super creamy tomato sauce with pasta and burrata is about to be your new favorite comfort food!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 lb medium pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken (dark meat preferred)
  • 1 jar

    Rao’s Homemade® Tomato Basil Sauce  (Marinara Sauce, Four Cheese Sauce, Roasted Garlic Sauce and Arrabbiata all also work)

  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more as needed
  • 4 ounces fresh burrata
  • fresh basil to garnish


  • Cook the shells according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  • Heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for a 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute. Add the ground chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes until fully cooked. Pour in the Rao’s Homemade Sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in cream. Add the parmesan to taste, and season to taste. If the sauce is still quite thick, add a few tablespoons of the reserved pasta water to thin to out. 
  • Stir the cooked shells into the pasta sauce and garnish with basil and torn burrata and serve immediately.


Use any short pasta that will soak up sauce!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1356IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I doubled the recipe and brought it to our friends who'd just had a baby. It was delicious and a big hit! My only modification was to use ground Italian turkey sausage instead of ground chicken. I will definitely be making this again when we are looking for a heavier pasta dish for dinner, or need to feed a larger group.

  2. 5 stars
    This pasta was AH-MAZING, and SO easy. I was worried it may be a bit on the heavy side, but it was a perfect middle ground between a lighter pasta, and something heavier like the 6-cheese penne. Definitely a new staple in our house!

  3. 4 stars
    We made this last night! We used Morningstar veggie crumbles instead of ground chicken (a vegetarian ground beef sub). It was delicious and easy. Next time I would get the burrata out earlier to come to room temp because the pasta really didn’t warm it up enough so it was a delicious but cold lump of cheese on the dish 😐

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe out last night and it was a hit with my family. Super easy and delicious week night meal. The only change I made was to substitute mild italian chicken sausage for regular chicken sausage.

  5. 5 stars
    Ummmm, yes please. I love to keep the jars of sauce stocked up, exactly for those evenings when I am in hurry and need to prepare something pretty quickly but delicious.

4.86 from 7 votes (1 rating without comment)

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