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Blistered Cherry Tomato Pasta

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Bowls 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This blistered tomato sauce comes together in less than 15 minutes and makes the most out of fresh cherry tomatoes and herbs to create a light, summer pasta dish! It’s great for a simple healthy weeknight dinner or a weekday work lunch.



  • 4 oz pasta
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 handful Basil chiffonade



  1. In a pot, bring water to a boil and salt generously. Add the pasta and boil to al dente. Drain and save the pasta water.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add tomatoes, black pepper and salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the tomatoes are “blistered” and the juices are coming out of them, add a splash of pasta water.
  3. Add the pasta and stir until well combined. Finish with basil and parmesan.