Pasta With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce And Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This is a quick and simple pasta recipe that’s light and refreshing. Greek yogurt adds protein and makes a creamy sauce when mixed with the pasta cooking water. Make sure to really salt the pasta cooking water to start building delicious flavor from the get-go. Roasted tomatoes add a burst of flavor in each bite as they melt into the sauce. Oregano leaves adds freshness, but parsley would make a great substitute if you have it on hand. Swap regular pasta for a whole-grain option such as kamut, farro, or whole wheat. Or opt to make it gluten-free with brown rice, chickpea, or lentil pasta.

Pasta With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce And Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Pasta With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce And Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves


  • 2 pints heirloom cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons fine sea salt, divided

  • 8 ounces brown rice pasta, whole-wheat pasta, kamut pasta, or farro pasta

  • 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • 1 clove garlic, grated 

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • fresh oregano leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss together tomatoes, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a bowl. Arrange tomatoes in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet; roast in preheated oven until tomatoes burst, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large stockpot of salted water to a boil over high. Add pasta; prepare according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/3 cup cooking water. Set aside.

  3. Stir together yogurt, garlic, pepper, reserved cooking water, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large heatproof bowl until smooth. Add pasta and roasted tomatoes; gently toss to mix.

  4. Spoon pasta evenly into 4 bowls; garnish with oregano. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
10g Fat
51g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 730mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g

*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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