Ditalini with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

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Make this because it tastes awesome. What the hot oven does to the deep red San Marzano tomatoes is a wonder to behold, and produces a pasta sauce with some serious depth of flavor. The always entertaining ditalini are a perfect medium for the rich sauce, smoky oregano, and creamy goat cheese.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole Italian plum tomatoes (such as San Marzano)

  • ½ onion, sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 cups cold water

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package ditalini pasta

  • 2 tablespoons fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Drizzle olive oil over the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Pour tomatoes and their juices into the dish; cut each tomato into 3 pieces. Sprinkle in onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and 2 teaspoons oregano; stir to combine.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove dish from oven, stir briefly, return to oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes.

  4. Transfer roasted tomato mixture to a saucepan; pour in water. Process mixture with an immersion blender or potato masher until desired sauce consistency is reached. Stir in 1 teaspoon oregano. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.

  5. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the ditalini and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well and return to pot.

  6. Pour tomato sauce over ditalini; stir to combine. Stir in goat cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
11g Fat
64g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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