Pasta With Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Prep time approx. 40 min (I found this in the May 2003 Canadian Living Magazine) This is a quick and easy recipe. Garlic becomes mellow when roasted,(so don't let 12 cloves scare you away) and roasting the tomatoes brings out the rich flavor. The two compliment each other. Using cherry tomatoes saves time so if you use other kinds of tomatoes it may take longer. I have two kids age 11 and 14 who love this recipe and always have more than one helping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl toss sliced tomatoes, sliced garlic, oil, basil, salt, hot pepper flakes and ground pepper.
  2. Place in a 9 X 13 metal cake pan and roast at 400°F for approximately 30 minute.
  3. The tomatoes should be shriveled and the garlic tender.
  4. Cook pasta in a pot of salted boiling water while tomatoes and garlic are cooking.
  5. Drain and return pasta to pot.
  6. Add garlic tomato mixture and parsley, tossing to coat.
  7. Serve with sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. If you don't have any fresh Parmesan try other sharp hard cheeses such as Romano or Asiago.


Most Helpful

great recipe and good cold for leftovers too. Have also added a can of tuna or salmon. I always add lots of veges but the garlic and baby tomatoes are a must! have made with, mushrooms, zuchiini,peppers, white onions, cauliflower, brocoli etc!

Oishi April 26, 2011

From a healthy and light perspective, this was delicious! I had to add some sauteed garlic shrimp to this or my husband wouldn't eat it since he won't eat pasta without some sort of chicken, meat or fish in it. The shrimp complemented this beautifully. I LOVE pasta dishes that use fresh tomatoes. This roasting process was very nice. I used all campari tomatoes that I quartered and it worked perfectly. I also increased the amount of garlic. UPDATE: I made this again the metal pan. Not sure if I've changed or whether the metal pan changed things but this was FABULOUS! I doubled the garlic (yes, doubled!) and used Romano cheese to top this off (which I think it definitely needs) but my kids and I adored this tonight! Can't wait for leftovers tomorrow!

RedVinoGirl July 20, 2010

This makes a ton! It is good, but there is something missing in it. As soon as I figure it out I will post. 12 cloves of garlic certainly aren't too many, I used two full heads (my family is slightly addicted to garlic). A good and filling comfort meal.

Three Kids Make Me Crazy October 23, 2006

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