Mediterranean Pasta With Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Recipe by kitty.rock
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (10 to 12)
  • 12
    cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2
    tablespoons mccormick california style minced garlic made from fresh garlic
  • 2
    teaspoons mccormick gourmet collection mediterranean spiced sea salt
  • 14
    teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or McCormick Gourmet collection Coarse Grind Black Pepper)
  • 8
    ounces pasta, cooked and drained
  • OPTIONAL
  • 1
    lb Italian chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch sections, cooked and drained, set aside (optional)
  • ADDITIONALLY
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese, to serve
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place tomato halves, cut sides up, in foil-lined 15 x 10 inch pan which has been sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
  • Mix 1/4 cup of the olive oil, minced garlic, spiced sea salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Spoon over tomatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  • Bake in pre-heated 400 degree F oven 45 to 60 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and browned on top.
  • Place 1/2 of the roasted tomatoes and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large bowl. Coarsely mash tomatoes.
  • Add pasta and remaining roasted tomatoes; toss to mix well.
  • Add Italian sausage (if using); toss to mix well.
  • Sprinkle with additional spiced sea salt, if desired.
  • Serve with fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and a warm hearty bread and green salad.
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