This is something I threw together one day when I was faced with an abundance of fresh cherry tomatoes and basil from my garden. Delish!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl until well mixed; spread on a shallow-sided baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tomatoes are soft and wrinkled, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain; reserving a small amount of cooking water.

  • Spoon tomatoes with their juices into a small saucepan; add basil and red pepper flakes. Mix in reserved cooking water to thin tomato mixture to desired consistency. Cook and stir over low heat until warmed, about 5 minutes; stir in pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Grape tomatoes can be substituted for cherry tomatoes.

Chicken stock can be used instead of pasta water to thin tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

287.3 calories; protein 11.2g 22% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 4.4mg 2% DV; sodium 283.4mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
Can I give this 7 or 8 stars? This. Is. AMAZING! I made it once as is, and it was so awesome my meat-loving family insisted it go on rotation, even though it was veggie. Second time I made it, I started playing. Added strips of red bell pepper, sliced onion. Both times, I used tomato juice instead of broth, and added a splash of balsamic vinegar and some Italian seasoning in with the oil. Still excellent. Would be good with grilled chicken, if you can't live without the meat. Quick, easy, delicious. I'm making it again tonight!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2020
First time i made this recipe I gave it 5 stars. It was delicious! This time I was unable to find cherry tomatoes so substituted 2 cartons of grape tomatoes. After roasting for 50 minutes the tomatoes were crinkly and soft but produced absolutely no juices. Consequently after adding the double amount of pasta water the sauce was miserably bland. Since this was such a fail i wont make it again until plump ripe cherry tomatoes are once again season. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
Can I give this 7 or 8 stars? This. Is. AMAZING! I made it once as is, and it was so awesome my meat-loving family insisted it go on rotation, even though it was veggie. Second time I made it, I started playing. Added strips of red bell pepper, sliced onion. Both times, I used tomato juice instead of broth, and added a splash of balsamic vinegar and some Italian seasoning in with the oil. Still excellent. Would be good with grilled chicken, if you can't live without the meat. Quick, easy, delicious. I'm making it again tonight!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
I've been making this for years. The only change I make is I cook the tomatoes on the stove top. It is delicious, quick and light. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2017
Very yummy recipe. Next time I will use a lot more cherry tomatoes and add even more basil. I cooked the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic mix on the stove top since its the middle of summer right now and running the oven isn't worth it. Came out beautifully and is much quicker. Everyone ate up the dish quickly and my husband was asking for more but my daughter had already cleaned out the serving bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2017
This is one of the weirdest receipe I've tries on this site, but it was amazingly good. First I looked at the pasta in the pot, and thought what is my wife going to eat?, so I doubled it, next time, and there will be a next time I'll double everything, we just love this. Thank you for this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2017
This was a very good light meal. I loved the fresh basil and cherry tomatoes. I only had a small package available and I don't think it was 10 oz. I would have at least doubled it. They were lost in the angel hair pasta. Would definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2017
absolutely wonderful simple dish add a salad some crusty bread and a nice wine and you on your way Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2020
First time i made this recipe I gave it 5 stars. It was delicious! This time I was unable to find cherry tomatoes so substituted 2 cartons of grape tomatoes. After roasting for 50 minutes the tomatoes were crinkly and soft but produced absolutely no juices. Consequently after adding the double amount of pasta water the sauce was miserably bland. Since this was such a fail i wont make it again until plump ripe cherry tomatoes are once again season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
Super simple light fresh and DELICIOUS! The whole family LOVED this pasta...a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2017
GOOD EASY. Really good and fast to put together. A great way to use up some ripening cherry tomatoes. Does have a light fresh feel. I did go the parmesan cheese way but I think it would also be great with feta and olives. Read More
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