i’m always looking for a new, quick pasta that takes few ingredients and little time. this one i picked up from my cousin. it takes very little time to throw together and is a healthy option.
this roast tomato, pesto, and arugula pasta is perfect for a big group since the quantities can be easily doubled or tripled without much effort.
roast tomato, pesto & arugula pasta
- 1 carton cherry or grape tomatoes, halved lengthways
- 1 packet of arugula
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 box spaghetti or angel hair pasta
- 1/4 c. pesto (pre-made or you can make your own)
- 1 tsp season salt
- olive oil
preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. place the halved tomatoes on a baking sheet. drizzle with olive oil. toss with salt, pepper, garlic, season salt. make sure it’s all coated and seasoned. bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until soft. [you don’t want them charred or overcooked]
-tomatoes on the baking sheet-
once the tomatoes have been in the oven for about 10 minutes, bring a pot of salted water to boil. add your pasta, and cook according to the directions on the box. drain.
in a big serving bowl, add the pasta, cooked tomatoes, and pesto. [you may need to add some extra olive oil at this point] toss to combine. top with arugula.
-ready to serve-
and serve with parmesan & bread!
-ready to eat w/ parmesan-