Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic with Pasta

Did the title get your attention? This is a good way to make store bought tomatoes tasty, and your kitchen smell great, any time of year! I've seen versions of this around Blogland and decided to play with making a smaller amount with reduced sugar and olive oil. I had six left over Roma tomatoes, I'm guessing three tomatoes per person is a good amount.

Ready for the oven:

Out of the oven:

Oh Momma!
This is so good I may have eaten all of it! The garlic is so smooth and creamy, 
you can really taste the olive oil and I liked it with and without the basil.
Crazy as this sounds, I'll bet it would be great made on the grill, just close the lid. Maybe grill some chicken, make spaghetti on the side burner and you don't even have to heat up the kitchen!
I highly recommend this easy recipe:@)

Oven Roasted Tomatoes with Pasta
For six Roma tomatoes (two servings, simply double, etc.):
1 Tblsp olive oil - I use extra virgin
2 tsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
S&P, generous pinches of each
Pasta prepared as you like it
Fresh basil if desired
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds. Place on baking sheet, in baking dish or in a 10" cast iron pan.
  • Add everything except the pasta and basil, toss to coat.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and crush the tomatoes with potato masher or fork. 
  • Put back into oven for 25 minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and toss with pasta. Add basil if using.
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      1. Dang, makes the Skyline Chili Spaghetti I had last night look pretty crummy.

      2. this looks so good! When our tomatoes start coming in, I can see making this a lot. And like you said, a perfect use of tomatoes in the off season as well. And it is nice to see a simple pasta dish with no meat.

      3. The hubs would LOVE that! He has tomatoes growing in pots on our back deck. It will be a while before they are ready though.


      4. Hi lovely lady. This looks so Good !!! I will be right over for dinner sweet lady.

      5. Oh this does look good. I really did plant tomato plants early enough to get early tomatoes. The rabbits ate EVERYTHING! Now I have to start all over! I am definitely going to try this out though!

      6. This looks fantastic and healthy. Is it time for lunch yet????

      7. Oh I just love all of you women that cook such delicious looking dishes. This looks simply mouth watering. My favorite...tomatoes and basil!
        Marianne :)

      8. I make a version of this, but have never roasted the tomatoes. I bet that makes it amazing. Perfect for a summer meal. Thanks so much for dropping by.. your comment made me smile, many blessings, marlis

      9. I agree with Marianne, I love all these posted recipes too! I don't do a lot of cooking but when I do I know where to find awesome recipes. Your meal looks delicious and I think easy enough for me to tackle!

      10. Once I got to the first pictute I started drooling. This looks fantastic!

      11. This looks like the perfect summer meal using my fresh tomatoes. But that would mean I couldn't have it until August. I'm really hating this late summer!

        Blessings, Debbie

      12. Looks great! I love oven roasted tomatoes. Most of them never get to a finished dish because my kids grab them to snack on!

      13. YUM!..I could eat a pot full of this!

      14. Hello Lynn,
        oh Momma! That looks tempting. Nice and easy recipe. Thank you so much.
        Best greetings, Johanna

      15. Oh, yes! A dish to be enjoyed anytime! It looks delicious! :)

      16. Roasting makes most vegetables taste so good ...the slow heat brings out the natural sugars. I wish I had a big bowl of your pasta tonight, Lynn!

      17. This looks so good. I great quick meal for the summer:)

      18. This post made my mouth water. I'm going to make this easy dish.

      19. I am making this great recipe next week. It sounds so delicious and fresh!
        Look for it "On the Menu" next week with a link back to this post.
        YUMMY and two thumbs up! A great summer meal.

      20. This looks so tasty. I'm not sure I trust myself making this (altho I probably will). I may just eat the whole bowl!

      21. This looks delicious! I love finding ways to use up leftover veggies...I hate wasting them...even if they are going to my compost. Plus, reducing sugar is a huge plus in my book!

        BTW...I'm a new follower of yours and wanted to thank you for designing your blog to link all of the different and fun weekly memes! I appreciate finding all of them in one handy spot!


      22. looks wonderfully delicious..I put sugar in my tomato dishes too.

      23. ummm, this sounds wonderful..gotta try it soon..

      24. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious.

      25. This looks amazing. The roasting of the tomatoes concentrates the flavors, wow. Perfect for pasta

      26. This is perfect for my new diet! Keep'em coming!

      27. What a perfect meal!! I could eat this every night of the week and not get tired of it. And it's so healthy too! :)

      28. Yum! I love oven roasted tomatoes! This looks delicious and quick for a week-night supper. I really like the grill idea too. Might have to give that a try...

        Newly following from Foodie Friday. Please stop by and say hello sometime!
        ~Mrs B

      29. WOW!! This is amazing!! I so want some right now!!!

      30. I come here and my mouth begins to water, lol

      31. I have the tomatoes and basil in the garden! This is going to be dinner tomorrow! Yum!

      32. That is a beautiful plate of pasta!! Thanks for sharing at the Meatless Monday linky!! Have a wonderful week - and Happy Valentine's Day.


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