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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta on a white plate with spoon and fork in pasta
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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta is a quick and easy weeknight pasta recipe. With garlic and roasted cherry tomatoes this spaghetti gets dinner on the table quickly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, Inernational
Keyword: burst cherry tomato pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Adrianne


Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

  • 500 grams pasta Note 1
  • 500 grams cherry tomatoes Note 2
  • 1 tbsp olive oil Note 3
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water Note 4
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • cracked pepper to garnish
  • basil leaves to garnish
  • parsley to garnish


Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

  • Cook pasta in boiling, salted water according to package instructions
  • Dice garlic cloves
  • Add olive oil, to a skillet or fry pan and turn to a medium heat, add diced garlic and cook for 1 mins or so, then add cherry tomatoes
  • Cook till cherry tomatoes burst (approx 5 mins), continue stirring and allow the oil and juices from the cherry tomatoes to combine.
  • Drain pasta and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water
  • Add pasta water to the cherry tomatoes and stir to combine
  • Transfer cooked pasta into the cherry tomato mix and stir to combine and heat through
  • Portion the pasta onto serving plates
  • Garnish with basil leaves, parsley, parmesan cheese and cracked pepper



  • Note 1 Use your favourite pasta. Spaghetti, fettucine and linguine are all good options. 
  • Note 2 Try and get a combination of orange and red cherry tomatoes as they will add colour to the dish
  • Note 3 We need actual oil (not spray oil) for this recipe. As it forms the base of the pasta sauce with the burst cherry tomato juices and pasta water merged into it
  • Note 4 Once your pasta is cooked, drain BUT KEEP 1 cup of the water and stir that into the cherry tomatoes to make the sauce juicy and moist. 


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg