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Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

A quick and easy pasta made in minutes!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta recipe, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes'
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
  • 16 oz pasta, any kind you wish
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Garnish optional: roasted pine nuts and a sprinkle of chopped basil


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place rack in upper third of oven
  2. Place a large pot of salted water on high heat. While oven and water heat place parchment paper on a rimmed cookie sheet, add tomatoes and minced garlic, drizzle with olive oil and toss. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt and a few turns black pepper and toss again
  3. Place tomatoes in oven for 8-12 minutes until blistered and starting to burst
  4. While tomatoes cook, add pasta to boiling water and cook to package instructions
  5. When pasta is 'al dente' RESERVE ONE CUP PASTA WATER and then strain pasta in a colander (do not rinse)
  6. Pour pasta into a large bowl, sprinkle with a couple pinches of sea salt, add ricotta and pasta water, toss well
  7. Add tomatoes and garnish with pine nuts and basil if you wish, serve!