Grape Tomato and Garlic Sauce with Pasta

Grape Tomato Sauce with GarlicSometimes I just crave pasta with a simple light sauce.  When I saw some grape tomatoes in the fridge on the verge of going bad I figured I’d make them into something tasty.  Now this sauce can obviously be made any time but it just smells of summer (I guess I’m getting an itch for warm weather already???).

This is probably one of the simplest sauces you can make and it is just so full of amazing flavors from the tomatoes to the basil to the garlic.  You can definitely change things up too.  I love garlic so I opted to use 6 cloves whereas some people may only like 2 or 3 so make what you like.  You could also throw in some olives or spinach or bacon.  The grated Parmesan cheese is a must though!  So the next time you’re feeling sick of the cold and yearning for that warm weather to get here, throw this sauce together.

Just a few simple ingredients...
Just a few simple ingredients…
Chop the tomatoes in half, mince the garlic, slice the shallots and slice the basil into ribbons
Chop the tomatoes in half, mince the garlic, slice the shallots and slice the basil into ribbons

 

Add olive oil to a hot pan over medium high heat
Add olive oil to a hot pan over medium high heat
Add the shallots to the pan
Add the shallots to the pan
Add in the garlic but be careful not to let it burn
Add in the garlic but be careful not to let it burn
Next add in the halved grape tomatoes
Next add in the halved grape tomatoes
Now throw in half of the basil and wait for the magic to happen...
Now throw in half of the basil and wait for the magic to happen…
The tomatoes will soften and release their juices...oh and look and smell amazing!
The tomatoes will soften and release their juices…oh and look and smell amazing!
throw in half of the cheese and stir until combined
throw in half of the cheese and stir until combined
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Finally throw in the cooked pasta and toss to combine!
Top with more cheese and some basil
Top with more cheese and some basil
Enjoy!
Enjoy!

Grape Tomato and Garlic Sauce with Pasta

Grape Tomato and Garlic Sauce with Pasta

Ingredients

4 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 shallot, sliced thinly
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs of basil, sliced into ribbons
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
8oz cooked pasta such as angel hair or spaghetti

Instructions

Drizzle olive oil into a hot pan on medium-high heat
Add in the shallots and sauté for 1-2 minutes
Add in the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, be careful not to burn
Add in the tomato halves and sauté a few minutes until soften and juices start flowing
Add in half of the basil and stir, cook a few minutes to let the sauce thicken up a little bit
Add in half of the cheese and stir, cooking a few more minutes to combine
Add the cooked pasta into the pan and toss to mix
Serve with more cheese and basil sprinkled on top
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4 Responses to Grape Tomato and Garlic Sauce with Pasta

  1. Jessica says:

    This is just my kind of simple recipe, I love it. Beautiful and delicious! Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Karen says:

    I scaled back the recipe for one, and after adding grape tomatoes, I didn’t think this recipe as is would yield a wet enough sauce so I added salted water from the pasta to increase the amount of sauce.

    I was thinking white wine would also enhance this recipe, but didn’t have it when I made this dish. I also added cooked shrimp for more protein and flavor.

  4. Shae says:

    I can’t wait to make this recipe tonight for my family, the pictures make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing. :)

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