Pasta with roasted tomatoes, feta and basil

Pasta with roasted tomatoes

Pasta with roasted tomatoes, feta and basil

Some dishes are so tasty and so convenient that they end up becoming one of your routine dinners. This pasta with roasted tomatoes, feta and basil is likely to be one of them. A quick, delicious weeknight meal that looks impressive, but is actually incredibly easy to make. I prefer to make this dish right before eating, as it definitely tastes better when fresh and hot, but you could also store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Use what’s left of your summer produce in this excellent, Italian inspired dish.

What do I need to make this pasta with roasted tomatoes?

  • Your preferred pasta. I used spaghetti, but fusilli, tagliatelle or any other variety will work just as well
  • Cherry or plum tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Feta cheese
  • Olive oil

The feta cheese can be omitted if you want a dairy-free version, or replaced with other cheeses like mozzarella or parmesan. Additionally, the fresh basil can be excluded, but I highly recommend you add it if you can as it does give the dish a great flavor.

How do you roast tomatoes?

Roasting tomatoes is very straight forward. If you want to add more flavor, you could add some spices or dried herbs to the tomatoes before roasting. The exact roasting time will vary depending on the size of your tomatoes, and the temperature of your oven. Keep an eye on them as you don’t want them to burn.

Cherry tomatoes

Slice tomatoes in half, and add to a baking sheet covered baking tray. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes, and spread them to make sure they get baked evenly.

Roasted cherry tomatoes

After about 15 minutes on 200°C, the tomates will have started to brown and are ready to come out.

How do I make this dish?

Cut cherry or plum tomatoes in half, and add to a baking tray. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top, and make sure the tomatoes are covered. Roast them in the oven at 200°C for about 15 minutes, until they start to brown. Meanwhile, boil the pasta following package instructions. When they are both done, add them to bowls and crumble feta cheese over. Garnish with chopped basil, and optionally some more olive oil. Pasta with roasted tomatoes is great on its own, or it can be served with a green side salad.

Pasta

Boil pasta following package instructions

Add cooked pasta to plate or bowl

Pasta with tomatoes

Add the tomatoes on top

Roasted tomatoes pasta

And garnish with crumbled feta and basil!

Pasta with roasted tomatoes

A quick and easy recipe for pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes. A healthy weeknight meal made in 15 minutes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
5 from 5 votes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, tomato
Servings: 2
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap

Ingredients

  • 125 g spaghetti or other pasta
  • 200 g cherry or plum tomatoes
  • 25 g feta cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • chopped fresh basil

Instructions

Tomatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Slice tomatoes in half and add to a baking sheet covered baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, and add to the oven.
  • After 10-20 minutes the tomatoes will start to brown. This means they are done and ready to come out.

Pasta

  • Fill a pot generously with water and bring to a boil
  • Add the pasta, and cook until desired consistency. Pasta typically takes 5-10 minutes to cook through. To check if it's done, use a fork to fish out a piece of pasta and try it. Remove from the heat and drain off water when you're satisfied with the softness.

Assembly

  • Divide pasta onto plates
  • Add tomatoes over the pasta
  • Garnish with crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh basil

Notes

Be careful not to leave the tomatoes for too long, as they can easily burn.

No feta?

You can replace the feta cheese with mozzarella or parmesan, or you can remove it altogether to make a vegan and dairy-free version of the dish.

No basil?

If you don't have fresh basil at hand, you can remove it and the dish will still taste great.
 
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10 Comments
  • Dannii
    Posted at 06:56h, 27 August Reply

    5 stars
    We are making something very similar every couple of days to use up all our tomatoes.

    • Tonje
      Posted at 07:01h, 27 August Reply

      This recipe is definitely a great way to get rid of a surplus of tomatoes!

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    Posted at 10:47h, 27 August Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious dish for the whole family! It looks packed full of flavour.

    • Tonje
      Posted at 17:08h, 27 August Reply

      It absolutely is! 🙂

  • kim
    Posted at 11:19h, 27 August Reply

    5 stars
    Love this light and flavorful dinner! So easy and tasty!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 17:08h, 27 August Reply

      I’m glad you like it 🙂

  • Paula Montenegro
    Posted at 11:50h, 27 August Reply

    5 stars
    This is a stunning plate of pasta with tomatoes! I think simple pasta dishes are always the best. Perfect end-of-summer recipe!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 17:09h, 27 August Reply

      Yeah, I completely agree! Nothing like a quick and easy pasta with veg for a weeknight meal 🙂

  • Emily
    Posted at 13:01h, 27 August Reply

    5 stars
    This is my kinda weeknight meal, simple and delicious!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 17:09h, 27 August Reply

      You’re absolutely right!

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