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Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Difficulty Level: Easy

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2-4 servings

Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Spaghetti


  • 1/2 lb. spaghetti

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes

  • Salt to taste

  • 4 tbsp. butter

  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

  • 1/4 cup basil chiffonade (plus more for garnish)

  • Pasta water as needed


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a large sauté pan and sauté the garlic over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add the cherry tomatoes to the sauté pan and salt to taste. Let simmer over medium-low heat until the tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes.

  4. Once the water comes to a boil, add plenty of salt. Cook the pasta until it is al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.

  5. Strain the pasta and add it directly to the pan with the cherry tomatoes along with the butter and 1/4 cup of pasta water. Toss on medium heat.

  6. Add the parmigiano and toss again, adding more pasta water as needed, 1/4 cup at a time.

  7. Lastly, add the basil chiffonade and toss again.

  8. Plate and top with more basil and Parmigiano.


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