Don’t let the simplicity fool you, this cherry tomato pasta recipe is amazing.

In this quick easy dish, cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes) are roasted with garlic and herbs and tossed with pasta for a perfect meal.

This dish goes from stovetop to tabletop in about 20 minutes!

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta 

  • You’ll love how simple to prepare this cherry tomato pasta recipe is!
  • Ideal for meatless Mondays, it’s a dish that the whole family will love.
  • It’s a one-pot wonder with minimal cleanup after a long day and great as the star of the dinner table or a side dish.
  • Not just for summer, tomatoes are available all year round.
  • Budget-friendly and packed with flavor, it’s a win-win kind of meal!
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Ingredients and Variations 

  • Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes work well in this recipe, any color will do. The roasted tomatoes create a delicious ‘sauce’ for the pasta.
  • Oil & Vinegar: These ingredients not only help with roasting and caramelization, they add great flavor.
  • Garlic & Herbs: Fresh garlic and herbs like basil and oregano add delicious flavor to the tomatoes as they roast. Feel free to try different herbs like thyme or Italian seasoning based on what you have on hand.
  • Pasta: Use your favorite type, whether that’s fresh, refrigerated, or boxed. All shapes and sizes work well with this versatile recipe.

OPTIONAL VEGGIES: This is a great dish for using up bits of leftover veggies, Or you can start with fresh veggies like spinach and zucchini. Bulk up the dish and add roasted vegetables or air-fried veggies.

VARIATIONS: Make it a main dish and add sliced grilled chicken or garlic butter shrimp. Swirl in a little homemade basil pesto in step 5 or some olive tapenade.

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How to Make Cherry Tomato Pasta 

  1. Roast tomatoes by tossing them with the remaining ingredients (except pasta) in a pan lined with foil and placing them under the broiler (as per the recipe below).
  2. Boil pasta to al dente. Drain pasta but don’t rinse it (that extra starch helps make the sauce!).
  3. Combine tomatoes with the pasta and toss to combine. Garnish with fresh herbs and parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese before serving.

Storing Leftovers

Keep leftover roasted cherry tomato pasta in a covered container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Pasta doesn’t thaw well, so freezing is not recommended. However, this dish is so easy, simply start fresh!

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Cherry Tomato Pasta

This cherry tomato pasta recipe features roasted cherry tomatoes and garlic tossed with long pasta, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil, topped with parmesan cheese.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste, freshly ground
  • 1 pound long pasta

Garnish

  • ¼ cup fresh basil sliced
  • cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil and add the tomatoes, garlic, oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, basil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Roast for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked. Broil 1-2 minutes to add a char to the tomatoes.
  • Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm (al dente). Drain (do not rinse) and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes with all the pan juices and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and parmesan cheese, and serve.

Notes

Store leftover roasted cherry tomato pasta in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 400 | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 829IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Entree, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
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  1. Found this after Googling for a cherry tomato pasta recipe to use some up that were in the fridge. Had everything in so whipped it up and it was just delicious. Definitely going to make this again at the weekend!5 stars

  2. Really enjoyed this fresh tasting dish. Question about the nutrition info: What is the serving size that the nutrition info is based on?4 stars

    1. I literally googled cherry tomato recipes and liked the pic i saw. Did it and loved it. My niece and nephew went back for seconds. This is my go to recipe for cherry tomatoes. Thank you so much.5 stars

  3. Made this for dinner tonight from my garden cherry tomatoes and basil, so good, will make this again and again.5 stars

  4. Minus the Parmesan and this would be vegan. Beautiful pictures and am saving it to my Pinterest board, Pins I’d Like to Make Vegan5 stars

  5. I am definitely going to be trying this next weekend. Love the simplicity of it and I am such a lover of cherry tomatoes. Beautiful springtime dish!5 stars

  6. We love cherry tomatoes! We always buy a big carton of them. They not only last a while but they make any dish taste special. Roasting the tomatoes gives them an extra boost in flavor. Your pasta dish sounds fantastic.

  7. I’ve started a bunch of cherry tomato seedlings, so this will be a great recipe come summertime! Thanks!

  8. This pasta looks so good! So simple and full of flavor. It’s the perfect comfort food.

  9. This is my kind of dinner recipe! Love the bright roasted tomatoes in the pasta. Looks so delicious!

  10. roasted tomatoes esp in Summer is one of my favorites and love this combo with pasta! gorgeous shots.

  11. This looks beautiful, tasty and easy. A trifecta when I am planning my meals and this one is definitely going on the list!5 stars

  12. You really can’t get more simple or delicious than this recipe for sure. A quick side or main dish that everyone will love.5 stars

  13. I love how quick and easy this recipe is! Roasted tomatoes are the best and when they are placed on pasta? Holy moly, I could do a happy dance! This looks so delicious and easy!5 stars

  14. This is exactly the kind of pasta dish that I love! Roasted tomatoes are one of my most favorite things to eat. So flavorful!

  15. Sounds so fresh, easy, and delicious! And I can usually get decent cherry tomatoes, even when nothing else at the store is very good. Great tip about the foil – I never thought of that, but caramelization would be different on parchment.5 stars

  16. Going to make this for the grandchildren this weekend. This so and looks so good. Thank you

  17. I have been longing for summer tomatoes. This is exactly the kind of thing I can’t wait to make once I get to harvest tomatoes from the garden later this year.

  18. My daughter loves tomatoes so I fixed your roasted cherry tomato pasta and it was a big hit with her. The whole family liked it . Thank you for the delicious recipe.