One of the many, many reasons that I adore summer are all the fresh fruits and vegetables that come with sunshine and warmer weather!  Harvests are plentiful and especially with Cherry or Grape Tomatoes!  I am sharing today my favorite way to use up some of those small tomatoes while feeding my family in a matter of minutes!  This Simple Tomato Pasta Recipe is a definite crowd pleaser!

Simple Tomato Pasta at thatswhatchesaid.com

Ingredients Needed:

  • Angel Hair Pasta (cooked according to box directions, al dente)
  • 2 cups of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 5-7 Basil leaves

Prepare your pasta according to the box directions.  While that is boiling, cut all of your tomatoes in half, chop your garlic, and chiffon your basil leaves.  Combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper (to taste) and basil in a bowl.   Let sit at least 10 minutes for flavors to marinate.  You can let it sit longer for more intense flavors!

Tomatoes and Pasta at thatswhatchesaid.com
Drain your pasta and cover in tomato mixture.  Top with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan.  Enjoy!  I told you that was easy.  It’s a great way to use up those tomatoes and whip up a great dinner in a few minutes!  My 5 year old devours this pasta!  It’s so fresh and satisfying.  The fresh basil and salty Parmesan cheese are perfect accompaniments to the pasta and sweet tomatoes!

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Another great use for this tomato mixture would be to top crusty bread that has been seasoned with olive oil and garlic to make little bruschettas.   You could also top a pizza crust or flat bread and bake in the oven.  The heat would sweeten up the tomatoes!  Top a big bed of fresh romaine and spinach for a delicious salad!

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  1. Prepare pasta according to box directions.
  2. While water is boiling, cut tomatoes in half, chop garlic and chiffon basil.
  3. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Let mixture sit for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and cover pasta in tomato mixture.
  6. Top with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese and basil.
  7. Enjoy!
Ingredients
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to box directions.
  2. While water is boiling, cut tomatoes in half, chop garlic and chiffon basil.
  3. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Let mixture sit for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and cover pasta in tomato mixture.
  6. Top with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese and basil.
  7. Enjoy!
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