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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

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You just need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to whip up this healthy roasted tomato and garlic pasta topping.

Green spinach pasta topped with roasted and blsitered tomatoes and garlic with breadcrumbs on a white plate on an orange placemat

My favorite food is Brussels sprouts. It’s true. The other food I love is roasted tomatoes. Whether slow roasted, Parmesan roasted, or roasted in a casserole, roasted tomatoes are truly magical.

I love buying fresh pasta at my local Farmer’s market, or experiment with spinach, black bean or the chick pea versions I find at the grocery store. White flour pasta is boring to me anymore. And so is topping pasta with a jar of store bought tomato sauce. I either like to make a batch of my own healthy marinara sauce or whip up this healthy roasted tomato and garlic pasta topping recipe.

white linguine pasta topped with roasted tomatoes, garlic and breadcrumbs on a blue plate

First of all, this recipe uses fresh tomatoes and fresh garlic cloves. Secondly, while most breadcrumbs do have some sugar, you can control how little or much you use. It would be easy enough to omit the breadcrumbs all together here and the taste would still be delicious.

An issue from the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry revealed that heat enhances the nutritional value of tomatoes by increasing antioxidant activity, as well as the absorption of lycopene by the body

a glass casserole dish filled with blistered tomatoes and garlic

Get your tomatoes and garlic roasting in the oven, then cook your pasta and everything will come together at the same time.

I love how the roasted tomatoes become soft and blistered, how they practically melt in your mouth. And I love how sweet they become on their own…without adding any sugar. I love how this all comes together with 5 ingredients.

2 rectangular white dishes filled with spinach pasta, roasted tomatoes, garlic and breadcrumbs on an orange placemat
Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

You just need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to whip up this healthy pasta topping with roasted tomatoes and fresh garlic.


  • 8 ounces pasta, enough for 4 servings
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. In a 13x9 baking dish, add the tomatoes and garlic in a single layer. Drizzle olive oil lightly over the tomatoes.
  3. Bake tomatoes and garlic in the oven for 15 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to soften and wrinkle.
  4. While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the pasta according package directions.
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a bowl. Sprinkle mixture over the tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.
  6. Divide the pasta among 4 serving plates, and top each pasta plate with a scoop of the roasted tomatoes and garlic.
  7. Serve immediately.

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Helen Corbin

Monday 10th of July 2017

Love this BUT do you have any tips for the ROASTER (that would be me) not to eat all the ROASTEES (that would be the tomatoes) as soon as they come out of the oven so I could use them in recipes :-) Please don’t say “make more” because I always roast two huge trays at a time - doesn’t help.

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