Pasta Recipe With Fresh Tomatoes: A Quick And Tasty Meal

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
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25 min

Pasta recipe with fresh tomatoes – a quick and delicious dinner that will always save the day.

Do you want to prepare a simple and tasty first course, in a short time, with few ingredients that is suitable for the whole family?

If yes, then this quick pasta is just for you.

Cherry tomatoes are a staple ingredient in Italian culture.

They are cheap, versatile and add some amazing flavors to most dishes.

And this pasta recipe is no different.

Pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes is a tasty recipe for a classic Italian pasta dish, very simple and also quite fast to make.

I often prepare pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes (both in summer and winter), because in its simplicity it is a very tasty first course, and it is made with few ingredients.

Let’s find out together how best to prepare this classic recipe!

There are many tomatoes on the market, but for this dish the most suitable are the datterini, with their classic elongated shape, thicker skin and very sweet flavor.

Another type of tomato perfect for this recipe is the ciliegino, small and round, with a thinner skin than the datterino and a more savory pulp.

Short or Long Pasta?

There is no specific pasta format for this recipe.

The choice depends only on your taste.

Spaghetti, linguine, macaroni, penne are all suitable for this simple, but tasty condiment.

For the dish to be successful, the only thing you need to do is to drain the pasta a minute before the end of cooking and then cook it in the pan with the tomatoes.

This move will allow your sauce to bond perfectly with the pasta.


Prepare the sauce.

Pasta Recipe With Fresh Tomatoes: A Quick And Tasty Meal
Recipe details
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  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 400g of Pasta to your liking
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Clove of garlic
  • 500g Cherry tomatoes
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

First, heat the water needed to cook the pasta in a pot.
Wash the cherry tomatoes removing the stem, wash and dry them, then cut in half.
Pour the extra-virgin olive oil into a high-sided non-stick frying pan and scent the oil with the garlic, divided in half, from which you have removed the inner soul.
When the garlic begins to crisp up, take care not to burn it, add the chopped cherry tomatoes to the pan and, over high heat, add half glass of water and sauté them for a 5 minutes.
In the meantime the water for the pasta will be boiling, salt it lightly and boil the type of pasta you prefer and cook it al dente.
Flavor the cherry tomatoes with some fresh basil leaves, broken up by hand, adjust with a pinch of salt and pepper, and turn off the flame.
Once the pasta has been cooked, drain it directly into the pan with the sauce. Stir, allow the pasta to take on flavor and mix well with the sauce.
Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and parmesan cheese.
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