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Easy Cherry Tomato Pasta

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Easy Cherry Tomato Pasta

Fresh Mediterranean flavors abound in this summer pasta dish with tomatoes, basil, and pine nuts.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Cherry Tomato Pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 485kcal


  • 8 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 1 cup basil, fresh
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, dried

Serve With

  • 4 medium nectarine


  • Begin by cooking your pasta according to the package directions and chop basil.
  • While water is boiling, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper, cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Tomatoes may need some help reducing in size, so pierce them with a knife to release their juices; cook for 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and add basil.
  • Divide pasta among serving bowls; top with tomatoes and pine nuts. Serve with sliced nectarines.
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Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 300mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g

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