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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta is an easy but luxurious dish with jammy cherry tomatoes, fragrant garlic and fresh herbs. Simple to prepare, with only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes cooking time!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho


  • 200 grams pasta I prefer tagliatelle or linguine for this dish
  • 300 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter 30 grams
  • small bunch fresh parsley or basil chopped


  • Melt the butter in a non stick pan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and stir in a pinch of salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta to packet instructions. Reserve a cup of the cooking water before draining.
  • The tomatoes should be blistering and releasing their juices. Stir in the garlic and use the back of a wooden spoon to slightly squash the tomatoes.
  • After 2-3 minutes, when the garlic becomes fragrant, stir in the chopped herbs plus 1-2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water.
  • Toss through the pasta, using more pasta water as desired to loosen the sauce and coat the pasta. Garnish with more chopped herbs to serve.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1084IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg