144 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 108
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2

This is an easy, tasty, pretty way to whip up a side dish, or a leading man for a salad, in about 1 minute. Be careful and quick with these - we want 'em blistered, not blown apart!

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cherry tomatoes, basil, and sugar. Cook for about 30 seconds, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue cooking for a few seconds more until the tomatoes have just started to blister.

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Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

36.29 calories; 0.71 g protein; 4.09 g carbohydrates; 2.28 g fat; 5.38 mg cholesterol; 21.2 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Sarah Jo
01/03/2009
Most awesome. I ate my portion and wanted everyone else's. This will be a repeater in the summer when tomatoes aren't so expensive. Great job Sunny!
(87)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
09/10/2008
Very horrible...not what I expected.
(17)
144 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 108
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2
Sarah Jo
01/03/2009
Most awesome. I ate my portion and wanted everyone else's. This will be a repeater in the summer when tomatoes aren't so expensive. Great job Sunny!
(87)
Esmee Williams
05/07/2008
This recipe is really easy and delicious. I used olive oil sliced garlic and then the fresh basil 'paste' you can now find in a tube in the produce department. This is a great recipe for using up extra tomatoes.
(55)
Cookies
09/08/2008
Very good! I used my garden fresh basil and tomatoes for this and it was an amazing way to cook cherry tomatoes! I sauteed some fresh garlic first. It's a keeper! Thanks.
(40)
Danielle H.
08/13/2008
I made a huge dinner for my family using what is in the garden and this was the quickest and easiest thing I made! It was their favorite!.. (besides dessert of course). I wished I would've just made these! Being a huge fan of garlic I added a bunch of it and it was delightful! Also you're instructions were great and the tomatoes blistered pefectly! THANKS
(30)
Jillian
07/17/2012
Wonderful side dish that takes so little time to prepare! Who knew a little pint of cherry tomatoes could taste so good! I opted for olive oil vs. butter and used a bit of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to season. I love the basil on these. Definitely serve hot off the stove as these cool down quickly. You could add a little shaved Parmesan or feta cheese to this to take it over the top - great with grilled steak!
(29)
gderr the dysfunctional
08/10/2009
excellent stuff! i slice em and add fresh basil. great quick side! excellent with chicken or chicken!
(28)
Party Chef
05/17/2008
I must have made these 10 times already! Always looking for ways to use tomatoes. This is fantastic. Last time I added some crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Next time I'm adding some capers. Yum. Good job as always Sunnyshine!
(25)
Cookerof2
06/21/2008
I made these tonight and they didn't taste good at all. I was looking forward to the sweet with the sugar and the basil but mine got clumpy and the tomatoes never blistered. Sorry i won't be making these again. My 7 year daughter states " they're yucky".
(22)
SLJ6
05/15/2008
SunnyB....you rock girl!! Love these....such simple ingredients yet I never would have come up with this one. Delicious...the only change I made was to omit the butter and use evoo. Otherwise this will become a regular for us.... thanks! Love it!
(19)