Today I wanted to share one of my favorite pasta recipes for summer. It's simple—only four key ingredients!—and refreshing. I got the initial recipe from an old Cup of Jo post, but will share my (slightly modified) version below.
What you need:
1 lb. pasta (I used penne)
~50 cherry tomatoes, stemmed
7-8 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
A small package of basil (a couple hands full)
Salt & Pepper
What you do:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Put (peeled & smashed) garlic cloves, rinsed tomatoes, and rinsed & torn basil leaves on rimmed baking tray
Drizzle in olive oil and add salt and pepper
Toss to coat
Cook for 45-60 minutes, occasionally stirring tomatoes
Near the end of the cooking, boil water for pasta & make pasta, as per usual.
Mix cooked tomatoes with pasta, drizzle some olive oil, and top with fresh basil and cheese of your choice!
I have made this quite a few times, and loved it each time. It feels more refreshing than a heavy tomato sauce...especially good for summer! Which, sadly, is coming to an end. Where did the time go?
Regardless, I hope you enjoy this dish! xx