Thursday, November 4, 2010

Farfalle with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This pasta lacks any vestige of sophistication and is ridiculously easy to make. I'm featuring it here because it's one of my favorite go-to meals for the fall season. I can't resist the the flavor and fragrance of roasted tomatoes and each year I'm lured by the myriad colors in those tiny baskets that stack the shelves of stores and farm stands. Practicing my usual restraint, I generally end up buying a basket of each color and am left to ponder ways in which to use them. Would that all life's dilemmas be so easy to handle. While I've probably never made this dish twice in the same way, I wanted to formalize a recipe for you to follow. My hope is that you'll use it as a road map first time through, then take the first detour you see and make this recipe your own. There is nothing not to like here, so unless you hate tomatoes or garlic give it a try. Here's my disposable recipe.

Farfalle with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

4 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
12 garlic cloves, cut in half (don't be shy)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
12 ounces farfalle
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Set pasta water to boil.
2) Combine and toss tomatoes, garlic, oil, basil, salt, hot pepper flakes and ground pepper in a baking pan large enough to hold vegetables in a single layer.
3) Roast until tomatoes are shriveled and garlic is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
4) About 15 minutes before tomatoes are finished, cook pasta in boiling salted water per package instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup water, and return pasta to pot.
5) Add contents of roasting pan to pasta. Toss to distribute vegetables and coat farfalle. Fold in basil. If pasta appears dry, add some reserved pasta water to moisten. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

Your might also enjoy these recipes:
Bow Tie Pasta with Peas and Bacon - Deep South Dish
Bow Ties with Sausage and Leek Sauce - One Perfect Bite
Farfalle with Mushroom and Prosciutto Ragu - Worth the Whisk
Farfalle with Savoy Cabbage, Pancetta and Mozzarella - Cookography
Chopped Spinach and Farfalle Salad - Living the Gourmet
Farfalle with Broccoli and Feta - The Picky Cook


Alessandra said...

Super! I love roasted tomatoes, and garlic, so this is for me! :-)


Faith said...

mmmm this looks alot like one of our favorites only I put balsamic vinegar in it! YUM!

Diane said...

This sounds like the sort of recipe we would enjoy. Mmmmm Diane

Coleens Recipes said...

Oh my, this is MY kind of comfort food.

Holly said...

I can certainly understand why this is a go to meal!! Looks really yummy:)

Flavia Galasso said...

Italy I tell tou :brava!!!!

Try even farfalle with shrimps and zucchini...they're really yummie

Priya Suresh said...

Very tempting farfalle..feel like finishing that plate..

Kat said...

This sounds wonderful. And easy! Perfect for busy nights while preparing for the madness of the holiday season. Thanks! Kat

From the Kitchen said...

Any dish with that much garlic has to be good. Our market is over so no colorful little tomatoes but red only will work and help use up the last of the basil. Sleet here yesterday a.m.!!


pam said...

This is my favorite type of pasta to make in the winter when I am craving fresh tomato taste, and the only tomatoes worth getting are those cherry tomatoes.

Tasha said...

This is the kind of wonderfully simple meal I could eat day in and day out. So easy to see why it is a favroite of yours!

Nina Timm said...

I love the simplicity and the color of this divine pasta recipe!!

Kayte said...

Stealing...again...thank you, this looks wonderfully delicious, healthy, and pretty!

Carol said...

This is a perfect pasta dish! Looks fantastic!

Unknown said...

Oh this looks wonderful Mary.. who needs sophistication? Not me.. this is perfect!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This is my favorite pasta, it's so pretty!

PeggyR said...

That looks and sounds very tastey.

Eliana said...

This is one good lookin' pasta dish. All those different colors are amazing Mary.

Claudia said...

I'm a big fan of "ridiculously easy." I love this combination and sometimes throw in some white beans.

MamaHoots said...

This looks like something that has my name all over it. yum!

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