I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did. I was never a fan of roasted tomatoes but now I’m the biggest fan ever. In fact, I don’t think I should ever purchase canned tomatoes ever again. That’s how good this was.
Best part? The tomatoes roasted in 20 minutes. This dish is all about fresh ingredients. I didn’t want this to be a cheesy gooey dish although cheesy gooey stuff is always good. I just wanted a fresh tasting bowl of pasta. You can, of course, add tons of fresh mozzarella and that would be delicious.
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- 1/2 lb bucatini
- 1 1/2 lb grape tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp fresh basil
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese *optional*
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Parmesan cheese to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place grape tomatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil.
- Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and then place it in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil and season generously with kosher salt.
- Cook the Pasta.
- While the pasta is cooking add 3 tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet.
- Add the minced fresh garlic and red pepper flakes, cook until fragrant.
- Add the tomatoes to the skillet and stir.
- Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until everything is well combined.
- Serve on a large platter and sprinkle fresh basil and parsley.
- Grate some fresh parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy!