Cherry Tomato Pasta

On the table before delivery can be at your place, this Cherry Tomato Pasta is super flavorful with lots of garlic and fresh basil. The tomatoes are cooked just until they start to burst, releasing some of their juices, contributing freshness to a simple yet super tasty sauce. The beans add loads of nutrition plus a bit of creamy texture.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Crumbs & Caramel

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes (approx 2 lbs)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp crushed dried chili flakes
  • 14 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, sliced into strips

Instructions

  • Get your pasta cooking using package directions. Don't forget to keep 1 cup of the pasta water before draining.
  • In a large skillet or cast iron pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Toss in the cherry tomatoes and cook them, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, or JUST until they start to burst. If you use a thinner skin cherry tomato like heirlooms, this will happen much faster than for thicker skinned varieties.
  • Add in the garlic, chili flakes, salt, white beans and reserved pasta water. Stir to combine. Toss with the pasta noodles and basil leaves. Serve immediately with extra crushed chili flakes and nutritional yeast, if desired.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg
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