Balsamic Tomato-Basil Pasta

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

This was very good. We added crumbled feta cheese.
Take 2: We just made this again and it was DELICIOUS! This time, we added chunks of chicken that were dredged through a flour mixture with thyme, dried mustard, paprika, salt and pepper, and then sauteed. SO GOOD!!!

Paris D February 19, 2013

Found this recipe while I was trying to find a way to use up my tomatoes and basil. Great dish. Very simple to make and very tasty. I reserved the pasta water and added about a ladle full when combining the pasta to the sauce.

Adinahc July 10, 2011

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

M D A August 25, 2006

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