Burst Tomato Pasta

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If your looking for easy pasta recipes then this Burst Tomato Pasta is it. It is light, fresh, and simple to make, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Have you ever watched the Next FoodNetwork Star on the FoodNetwork? It is basically a show in the format of a competition among chefs, cooks, foodies, etc. The winner of the show is awarded one of their very own TV shows on the FoodNetwork, so cool!  Anywho, I love it!

It is always inspiring to see what people do with the challenges that are thrown at them, the dishes they create, and how much they grow. This year, there was a girl on the show who was a Food Blogger!! So she kinda sucked me right in from the beginning.  One of the challenges, {a Barilla challenge to be exact}, was to make a pasta recipe to serve to the judges. This contestant made a Burst Tomato Pasta dish that looked absolutely delicious.  It was fresh, did not have a lot of ingredients, but was packed with intense flavors like fresh basil, sweet cherry tomatoes, and sauteed garlic. After watching her make this easy pasta recipe I knew I had to try it at home.

So this recipe is an inspiration from that dish I saw on the FoodNetwork. 🙂 It is a light, fresh, and easy pasta recipe that you will love!

To get started, fill one large pot with water and bring it to a boil.  In a separate large sauce pan, heat to medium high heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and 4 minced garlic cloves to the saucepan.

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Saute for 30 seconds and no more so the garlic does not burn. Next, add 2 pints of cherry tomatoes to saucepan and season with salt.

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Toss to coat the tomatoes with the olive oil and garlic. Cover and let saute for 7-10 minutes or until tomatoes burst and are wrinkly.

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In the meantime, add 1 pound of thin spaghetti pasta to the boiling water. Cook until al dente.

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Once, pasta is done. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the rest. Put pasta and tomato mixture into a large bowl.

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Add in 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 cup of fresh thinly sliced basil, and salt and pepper to taste.

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Toss to coat. Add additional salt or olive oil if needed.

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Serve with a glass of red wine and some nice crunchy bread! 🙂

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Burst Tomato Pasta

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Pasta, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 pints of cherry tomato
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. of thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup of reserved pasta liquid
  • 1/2 cup of basil, thinly sliced
  • 1- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to finish
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill one large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, heat a large sauce pan to medium high heat. Add olive oil and minced garlic cloves to the saucepan.
  3. Saute for 30 seconds and no more so the garlic does not burn.
  4. Next, add cherry tomatoes to saucepan and season with salt.
  5. Toss to coat the tomatoes with the olive oil and garlic.
  6. Cover and let the tomatoes saute for 7-10 minutes or until tomatoes burst and are wrinkly.
  7. In the meantime, add thin spaghetti pasta to the boiling water. Cook until al dente.
  8. Once, pasta is done. Reserve pasta water and drain the rest. Put drained pasta and tomato mixture into a large bowl.
  9. Add in reserved pasta water, additional olive oil, fresh thinly sliced basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Toss to coat. Add additional salt or olive oil if needed.
  11. Serve with a glass of red wine and some nice crunchy bread! 🙂

 

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21 Responses
    1. I didn’t see the recent kids one, but I bet it was a blast to watch. I heard the did a Junior MasterChef series too!

      haha.. thanks on the foodie props my friend. This recipe is definitely one of my favorites and love how simple it is. 🙂 Hope you have a great rest of the day!

    1. Oh…. love the adjectives. 🙂 I think my favorite thing about this dish is how simple it is. 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comments and stopping by Tahny, hope you are doing well!

  1. I love next FoodNetwork Star, I love Food Network. It’s basically all I watch. Do you watch Chopped? This is a great recipe, Krista, my favorite is pasta. Pinned!

    1. haha… I love it when I learn new things about my friends. Totally didn’t know that. 🙂 It is basically all I watch too, that and the HGTV channel. 🙂 And yes, I watch chopped too, I am still waiting for my husband to come home one day with 4-5 ingredients and tell me to make something out of it. I couldn’t imagine being on that show and then having to serve those all star chefs. Scary! Thanks for the pin girl!

  2. Yum! Looks so simple and fresh! A perfect weeknight meal ;). I used to watch the show..now I can’t even remember the last time I turned on the t.v. Sigh…I think my DVR is going to start erasing some of my old recorded shows. Must watch Parenthood before that happens! I’d be drawn to the food blogger as well. What is her site?

    1. haha.. i hope you can get to your parenthood shows. 🙂 It’s probably a good thing, sometimes the tv can suck you in and then a hour later your like “where did all my time go?” Her name is Nikki Dinki, i think it like nikkidinkicooking {dot} com. She doesn’t post alot, she actually does more youtube videos and such. 🙂

    1. Awesome Shauna! So glad I could help you out, although I have to say you have quite a few healthy recipes on your site too my dear. 🙂 Thanks for the pin and stopping by with the sweet comment. 🙂

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