This quick and easy pasta recipe requires almost no cooking at all! It is clean, simple, healthy yet packs incredibly with bursts of flavour thanks to the roasted tomatoes! I feel like this is the perfect dinner solution for the busy-mom (dad, parent, working individual) who still wants a tasty homecooked meal.
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 4–6 Brandywine heirloom tomatoes
- 2–4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 200 grams of spaghetti
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
- 1 ball burrata
- 1/4 cup pasta water (if your pasta needs more moisture)
- bunch of basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- a drizzle of chilli oil to taste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place cherry tomatoes on tinfoil or parchment paper in a baking tray.
- Season generously with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Place in the oven and cook for approximate 40-45 minutes or until tomatoes are wrinkly and bursts releasing liquids.
- Remove from the oven.
- About 15 mins before tomatoes finish roasting, cook your pasta.
- Cooking your pasta: boil water, add salt and cook your spaghetti pasta to al dente. The pasta will take around 10 minutes to cook through once the water reaches a boil.
- Drain and transfer cooked pasta to a large bowl. Reserve about 1/2 cup pasta water for later.
- Add roasted tomatoes with the liquids released.
- Divide and add burrata, parmesan cheese, basil, a drizzle of olive oil. Because you have already added salt and pepper to your roasted tomatoes, so do not need to add more salt unless you want to.
- If your pasta is too dry, add pasta water a little at a time.
- Give it a good stir and mix well!
- Transfer and plate pasta to individual serving plates. Add more parmesan, basil and olive oil for finishing. At the stage, I also like to add a drizzle of chilli oil.
- I like roasting extra tomatoes so I can get enough tomato juices and not use pasta water.
- Mixing the burrata in your freshly cooked pasta will melt it slightly. You will have some creamy, gooey, melted burrata (yummy!). Give it a good stir and mix well! Reserve some extra cheese for topping.
- You can use whatever pasta you want: Spaghetti, pappardelle, linguine, fettuccine, etc.
- Macaroni is good also because it can hold the sauce. Good for kids!
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