Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta
A simple pasta meal that comes together quickly and with few ingredients.
Servings Prep Time
4 10Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Roasted Tomatoes
  1. Preheat over (a toaster oven is great for this) to 400 degrees. (Start Pasta water-see below.)
  2. On a pan (we use a stone pan) add tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and freshly ground salt and pepper. Shake the tomatoes on the pan. You want the tomatoes coated.
  3. Cook aprox. 15-20 min until they have popped. (Pasta will be cooking during last 10 minutes of the raosting time.)
Pasta
  1. During the last 10 minutes of roasting the tomatoes, add pasta to SALTED boiling water. **Make sure you have enough water and the pot is large to ensure the pasta will move around and not stick together. Drain pasta RESERVING CUP OF THE PASTA WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta
  1. While your pasta is cooking, and tomatoes are roasting, peel and finely chop fresh garlic.
  2. Add freshly minced garlic to a large pasta bowl. Add hot drained pasta to the bowl to infuse the pasta with garlic. Toss to coat with a little of the starchy pasta water and olive oil.
  3. Squish down the tomatoes. Add the roasted tomatoes with ALL THE JUICES!!! Toss to coat
  4. Right before you serve, add little blobs of the fresh mozzarella, chiffonade of basil, freshly ground salt and pepper to taste, fresh Italian parsley (if desired) and some fresh parmesan. **If needed, add some additional pasta water if it’s too dry.
  5. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
Recipe Notes

This Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta comes together very quickly especially if you utilize cooking time to prep everything.

Fresh ingredients are the way to make this from ordinary to extraordinary.