Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic with Basil Whole-Wheat Pasta and Parmesan

Slow roasting the cherry tomatoes gives them lots of extra flavor.

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  • Servings: 2

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  • 15 ounces whole grape or cherry tomatoes (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 6 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • 2 ounces finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (1/2 cup)

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. On a baking sheet, toss the tomatoes with 1/2 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Place the tomatoes in the oven and roast for 30 minutes, or until they are very soft. Meanwhile, cook the whole-wheat pasta in boiling salted water, according to package directions.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until it softens and begins to brown. Add the roasted tomatoes and pasta and toss to coat. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Drizzle with a little more extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

Contributed By Photo © Kristen Stevens Published September 2014

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 6

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Shahde_Cooper

Review Body: Scrumptious!! Made this for my family and they are asking for more! They can't get enough.. I look forward to supporting more of your recipes. :-)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-04

Author Name: Tina1409

Review Body: One of the greatest merits of this recipe is that it will be delicious even if you don't have peak season tomatoes. Slow roasting does wonders to concentrate all the flavors and the sugars!

Date Published: 2016-06-29

Author Name: CHIPIE

Review Body: I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It was the best, fresh and super delicious! Just made it today and it was fantastic. Thank you.

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-07-05

Author Name: TheJoeC

Review Body: Yummy!! These tomatoes looks really appetizing! Awesome recipe!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-04

Author Name: @OliveSushi

Review Body: Good one to attempt

Date Published: 2016-06-16

Author Name: Lisa Wilkerson

Review Body: Where is the garlic mentioned in the title, please?

Date Published: 2016-08-14

Author Name: Darkmoon

Review Body: Can I just toss the tomatoes? I don't like tomatoes.

Date Published: 2016-08-23

Author Name: Merle_Wilson

Review Body: Great Recipe! Is it okay to store this in a fridge?

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-04

Author Name: @GreenCarrot

Review Body: Oh wow

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-29

Author Name: jag336

Review Body: Made this last night and it was so easy for a weeknight.  Only took about 20 minutes (I didn't think the tomatoes needed a full thirty minutes--they were soft and mushy after only 20).  I also had some regular angel hair pasta on hand and substituted that in.  

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-07-07