Spaghetti With Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs


Want that cooked-all-day taste of rich tomato sauce without the cook-all-day part? Here you go...

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes
Photo: Lisa Hubbard
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings

This recipe reveals our secret for homemade pasta sauce that only tastes like it's been simmering all day. Instead of pulling that jar of store-bought pasta sauce, pick up a couple pounds of cherry tomatoes from the produce section. Toss them in olive oil and minced garlic, and then roast them in the oven while the pasta cooks. Mix those tomatoes with the cooked pasta and herbs, serve sprinkled with shaved Parm, and you have a versatile new weeknight go-to. Dress it up with a protein (like shrimp or chicken) or vegetable (try spinach or artichokes) and serve with a crusty bread for a satisfying entrée.


  • 12 ounces spaghetti (3⁄4 box)

  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes (about 6 cups)

  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • ½ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, and chives)

  • Shaved Parmesan, for serving


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and then return to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, on a rimmed baking sheet, toss tomatoes, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  3. Roast the tomatoes, tossing once, until they begin to burst, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Toss the pasta with the tomatoes, herbs, and remaining tablespoon oil. Serve with the Parmesan and additional oil (if desired).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Calcium 247mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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