Garlic and Tomato Pasta

Garlic and Tomato Pasta

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You know you’ve made a good recipe when your family compliments you on it over and over again. This was one of them.

The other night I was craving pasta for dinner. Pasta is my second favorite kind of food. I saw these cherry tomatoes in the fridge and thought it would make a great compliment to pasta. Now I needed a sauce, but didn’t want a red sauce and it had to have garlic in it. The sauce for this dish was the perfect answer.

It’s a bit spicy because of the red pepper flakes so you can adjust this to your liking or leave it out, but it does give it a nice flavor and kick.

When sautéing the garlic and red pepper flakes in the olive oil be sure not to let it get too hot or the garlic will burn. That’s never a good thing!

I hope you enjoy this one. I was told I need to make this dish a regular.

Do you have a favorite pasta dish?




Garlic and Tomato Pasta
  • 1 lb. linguine pasta
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to your liking
  • dried basil, about 1 to 2 tsp (or more)
  • parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boiling and add the pasta (don't forget the salt). Cook according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauté pan, sauté the garlic and red pepper flakes in the olive oil. Be sure not to overcook the garlic.
  3. Halve your cherry tomatoes and add them to the sauté pan. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
  4. Drain your pasta and place in a large bowl. Pour the garlic olive oil sauce and tomatoes over the pasta and toss. Add the salt, pepper and basil and mix again.
  5. Serve with the parmesan cheese.

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  1. Martha Piper says:

    I just thought I would let you know I was telling a client, who is also a friend, about your website. So we went onto it and she fell in love with this recipe. So I printed one out for her and one for me.


  2. Katie Clark says:

    We love pasta around here and are always trying to find new ways to prepare it. My little one will love this – he (okay, and me) are obsessed with cherry tomatoes! I love how easy, yet delicious, all your recipes are!

  3. Simple and easy is my favorite type of pasta dish!

  4. Yummy! This looks very yummy! Pinning for later!

  5. Looks very good! I never know what to do with pasta most of the time, though i love eating Italian. Explain that!

  6. This looks so delicious! it’s been a huge hit already at our link party this weekend so I just shared it on our FB page 🙂


    –> all bloggers are welcome to join us @ The Weekend re-Treat Link Party on The Best Blog Recipes where all family friendly blog posts are welcome!

  7. This looks like a quick and easy pasta dish with great flavors. Thanks for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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