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black and white pasta with cherry tomato and basil sauce in white bowl

Simple Cherry Tomato and Basil Sauce

Course: Main Course
Keyword: cherry tomato basil sauce
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 463 kcal
Author: Lisa Marie Todd


  • 1 pound Pasta I used zebra pasta
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic clove minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • Fresh basil chiffonade
  • Freshly grated Parmesan


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water add pasta and cook until al dente. Stir pasta occasionally while cooking. Drain pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, cherry tomatoes, diced tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  3. Gently stir the ingredients. As the cherry tomatoes warm up, they will begin to burst. Cook for 8 - 10 minutes occasionally stirring the sauce.
  4. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss well. Top the pasta with basil and freshly grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I used Farfalline Zebra Artisan pasta which can be found online and in specialty food markets.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Cherry Tomato and Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 22.2mg27%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.