Spaghetti with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

September 23, 2022

Entree Vegetarian

Fresh Cherry Tomato sauce with pasta

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes  | Cook Time: 25 minutes  | Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 lb. pasta (spaghetti works well)
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)



1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12″ skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.

3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan cheese.



Add grated Mozzarella or fresh Arugula to wilt

Add red pepper flakes to spice it up

Note: If you don’t have cherry tomatoes available , use grape tomatoes