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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

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This burst cherry tomato pasta is a simple recipe that's full of flavor.

It's an easy dinner that you'll love! It's ready in less than 20 minutes.

Burst cherry tomato pasta in a large, white serving bowl.

Why You'll Love this Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

If you want a hearty, tasty dinner that's ready in less than 20 minutes, this is the recipe for you!

It's got loads of flavor and the just burst tomatoes are like little pockets of joy in each bite.

This is a recipe that will be popular with the whole family.

Pasta, cherry tomatoes, shallots, garlic, olive oil, parmesan, spices, and basil.

Cherry Tomato Pasta Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this recipe.

  • 1 pound pound pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces (2 pints) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

How to Make an Easy Pasta Recipe

This recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes. Here's what you'll need to do.

  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on the stovetop. Cook the pasta according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil and allow it to get very hot. 
  3. Add the shallots and the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute before adding the cherry tomatoes. Stir the tomatoes to coat them in the oil and then allow them to sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until most of them have burst. 
  4. Reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water before draining. 
  5. Combine the pasta with the reserved water, parmesan, and tomatoes, stirring until the parmesan is melted. Top with the basil and serve. 
Cooked pasta in a pot.
Shallots and garlic cooking in oil.
Burst cherry tomatoes in a frying pan.

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Cherry tomatoes, pasta, parmesan, and basil in a pot.
Cherry tomato pasta with parmesan and basil in a serving dish.

Tips for this Delightful Tomato Pasta

  • If you don't have cherry tomatoes, you can chop up regular tomatoes and sauté them for the same amount of time.
  • You can use any type of chunky pasta for this recipe - penne, cavatappi, gemelli, or farfalle.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Burst cherry tomato pasta in a large, white serving bowl.

This burst cherry tomato pasta is a simple recipe that's full of flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chunky pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces (2 pints) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on the stovetop. Cook the pasta according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil and allow it to get very hot. 
  3. Add the shallots and the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute before adding the cherry tomatoes. Stir the tomatoes to coat them in the oil and then allow them to sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until most of them have burst. 
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining. Drain pasta and add back to the pot.
  5. Combine the pasta with the reserved water, parmesan, and tomatoes, stirring until the parmesan is melted. Top with the basil and serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 782mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 11gSugar: 21gProtein: 16g

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