Penne With Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

From Sarah Moulton on Sara's Secrets, this is so simple and so delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper. Halve each tomato and place cut side up in 1 flat layer on the baking sheets. Put a slice of garlic on top of each tomato half. Drizzle the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Roast until the tomatoes are dried around the edges but still moist, about 2 hours(be careful not to burn the garlic). I check after about a 1/2 hour and push the garlic down into the tomato.
  3. Crumble the goat cheese into large chunks and refrigerate until ready to serve the pasta.
  4. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the package directions. Remove 1 cup of the cooking liquid and reserve. Drain the pasta well and return to the pot. Add the tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, reserved cooking liquid, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss well and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

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Wow - yummy! Goat cheese explosion! What a fun, fresh spring meal. I served with a salad and crusty bread and topped with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of balsamic. Will make again!

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Wow this was really fantastic. I used grape tomatoes instead of cherry, and they were slightly tart and sweet. Definitely watch them in the oven, I needed to lower my oven temp since the tomatoes were starting to shrivel after only an hour of cooking. Overall, this makes for a nice light meal and I would definitely make it again!

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