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Long serving platter of roasted tomatoes tossed with penne pasta and garnished with basil.
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Roasted Tomato Pasta

Easy roasted cherry tomato penne pasta. The cherry tomato pasta sauce is bright and fragrant, making for a healthy pasta dish you can feel good eating!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the cherry tomatoes and garlic in an oven-safe baking dish. Pour the olive oil on top, and season with salt, pepper and thyme. Toss until well combined.
  • Roast in the preheated oven until the cherry tomatoes burst and become fragrant, about 30 minutes.
  • While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the pasta in a pot of salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked, transfer the cooked pasta to the baking dish along with ¼ of the reserved cooking liquid and toss to combine. Add more cooking liquid if desired.
  • Garnish with basil and serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.


Tip: Use high-quality olive oil for the best flavor.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1243IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg