Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This super tasty recipe came from a co-worker who's wealthy family always made sure to serve this at their fancy summer parties. It is a snap to put together, making it perfect for families who want a meal in a hurry, or the host of party who wants something spectacular that won't keep them in the kitchen instead of with their guests. Either way, you will get the same rave reviews that I have over the years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prep the tomatoes, garlic, etc-- before boiling the pasta.
  2. Boil pasta while making the rest of the dish.
  3. Saute garlic in olive oil.
  4. Add tomatoes and cover, simmering for 7-10 minutes with the balsamic vinegar and seasonings until tomatoes fall apart.
  5. Cut basil leaves and toss all ingredients together, including Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve additional Parmesan on the side, if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe reduced to two servings very easily(FYI 1/16 cup = 1 Tbsp).I added half a grilled chicken breast to one serving, and some mozzarella on top of both. Bowtie pasta worked well, and garden fresh tomatoes are ideal! Very smooth taste, but I could have used a little more of a kick. Maybe more garlic next time... Really good combination of flavors. Thanks

5 5

Amazing! I'd never thought of using balsamic for a sauce before but this was incredible. Thanks for sharing.

5 5

Loved this quick and easy pasta sauce using tomatoes , oregano and basil straight from the garden, i popped in 2 more garlic cloves and a little red pepper as DH likes a little spice, will definately make this again!!