Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes: A Quick And Tasty Recipe

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
2 serving
15 min

Pasta with fresh tomatoes – a quick and delicious recipe 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.

Homemade Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

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!

Ingredients Needed for Fresh Tomato Pasta

These are the main ingredients you need for this recipe.

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down to our printable recipe card.

  • Pasta to your liking (I use spaghetti)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese

What Type of Pasta to Use

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Recipe Variations

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This pasta is also excellent cold.

If so, boil it as usual, drain it when al dente, arrange it on a very large plate, season it with a drizzle of oil, stir it and let it cool evenly.

Then place it in a bowl, add the dressing, stir and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Great the next day, too!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftovers:

Do you have to peel tomatoes for pasta sauce?

Recipe Tips

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Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes: A Quick And Tasty Recipe
Recipe details
  • 2  serving
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 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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