Pasta with Grape Tomatoes


  • 4 cups bowtie pasta (any type of short pasta will work; whole wheat is healthier!)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound grape tomatoes
  • salt & pepper
  • basil (for garnish)
  • grated parmesan cheese (for garnish)


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to its directions
  2. Meanwhile cook the minced garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until the garlic becomes fragrant (a few minutes, tops)
  3. Add the pound of grape tomatoes to the pan and cook over low heat until the tomatoes soften and begin to burst. Turn the heat off.
  4. Reserve 1/4 water from the pasta
  5. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pan with the garlic and tomatoes; tossing until pasta is fully coated. (Add pasta water only if the pasta tomatoes mixture becomes too dry)
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with chopped basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese.



~Adapted from Bitterns Kitchen Express