I started making this last year (actually a year ago exactly as it was published in the June 2010 Cooking Light Mag). It is so simple and delicious and really says spring. I made it for a couple we had over for dinner and they gobbled it up! I haven't made too many changes as it is a simple recipe as it stands, but I do throw in a little less crushed red pepper flakes as too much of that together with the acidic tomatoes makes my stomach unhappy. Also, to save money, I used dried herbs instead of fresh and it tastes just fine to me.
4 quarts water
2 teaspoons kosher salt
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 2/3 cups cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/16 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoons dried parsley
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled semisoft goat cheese
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add 1 tablespoon salt and spaghetti to boiling water; cook 10 minutes or until spaghetti is al dente. Drain spaghetti in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup cooking water. Return spaghetti to pan; set aside, and keep warm.
3. While spaghetti cooks, combine tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper on a jelly-roll pan, tossing well to coat. Bake tomato mixture at 450° for 10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and lightly charred in places.
4. Add tomatoes and any tomato juice to spaghetti in Dutch oven. Add 3 tablespoons reserved cooking water to jelly-roll pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; carefully pour water mixture and remaining 1 tablespoon oil into spaghetti mixture. Place Dutch oven over medium heat. Add remaining reserved cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spaghetti mixture is moist, tossing frequently. Stir in basil and parsley. Sprinkle with cheese. And let it get all melty. Serve immediately.
yummm this looks so good, i want to try it!ReplyDelete
i totally underrated little cherry tomatoes for most of my life. now i have a husband who hates tomatoes of all types. what's a girl to do??ReplyDelete
Very Married- That's some very bad luck! I was the same way for most my life. I'm still not in love with them eaten in the raw...but I love them cooked or baked!ReplyDelete
so im not a big fan of tomatoes...EXCEPT in this form in pasta! this looks delicious :-)ReplyDelete
I've become obsessed with roasting cherry tomatoes, yummmmmmmReplyDelete
You are right, perfect summer dish :o)
yum! i may make this tonight! xxReplyDelete
looks good :)ReplyDelete
Looks so healthy and yummy!ReplyDelete
As always, this looks delicious, Hannah! This would be an awesome "date night meal" with a glass of wine & some crusty bread .... yummm. Okay, putting that on the weekend menu NOW :)ReplyDelete
Ooh I just baked some now! They are so delicious and convenient! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
man alive that looks good!!ReplyDelete
Mmmmmm goat cheese. :)ReplyDelete
that looks fantastic! anything with tomatoes in it, i am gameReplyDelete
It is a perfect pasta!ReplyDelete
These are dee-licious! I've made the roasted tomatoes a few times, once with roasted chicken and they both cam out with so much flavor.ReplyDelete
You've inspired me to get creative again! LoL
Yum yum YUM!ReplyDelete
my my! that looks tasty!ReplyDelete
That looks delicious, and very spring-y. Maybe I'll make it tomorrow night. My husband will appreciate a day off from cooking. :-) I'm the cleaner and he's the cook.ReplyDelete
yummmm i love anything tomato based for the spring/summer!ReplyDelete
Yes, please!!!!!! I could so use a bowl of this right now!ReplyDelete
That looks fantastic! And fancy, too. Yes, please!ReplyDelete
the fresh cherry tomatoes look so delicious and a great way to spice up my usual pasta dishes!ReplyDelete
Absolutely brilliant recipe. I have a ton of cherry tomatoes and had no idea what to do with them. I am for sure trying out this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! I am your newest follower.ReplyDelete
That looks delish - love cooking light!ReplyDelete
Wow...this looks so good! And with goat cheese? Yes please! :)ReplyDelete
Oh this looks delicious!!! And I sometimes use dry herbs instead of fresh ones...cheaper and really sometimes even better. Surprised me a lot.ReplyDelete
Cooking light is so much fun!