Pasta with 15-Minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

Juicy sweet cherry tomatoes burst open in warm olive oil,
creating a luxuriously silky sauce that comes together in minutes.

Tomatoes Recipes, Tomatoes

YIELD: 4–6 servings

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

  • 1 pound pasta
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 50g tofu
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12" skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.

Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan.