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Quick Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

When it's tomato season, grab some basil from the windowsill and make this classic pasta dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta with roasted tomatoes and basil, tomato basil pasta, tomato basil pasta recipe
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 box linguine plus 4-6 quarts of water to boil it in & 1Tbsp +½ teaspoon salt for water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes plus 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt & pepper for roasting
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • cup pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves fresh grated garlic
  • Pink salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parmesan optional


  • Fill pot with water and add salt, turn burner on high to bring water to a boil.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Place cherry tomatoes on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Put tomatoes in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, remove and set aside.
  • When water comes to a boil, add pasta and cook according to instructions on box.
  • Strain pasta.
  • Transfer pasta to a large pasta plate or iron skillet. ( I like the skillet for presentation)Buy iron skillet here
  • TossBuy wooden pasta tossers here with olive oil, pine nuts, lemon juice, grated fresh garlic and salt and pepper.
  • Top with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil.
  • Top with fresh parmesan (optional)
  • Serve immediately.


If you don't like roasted tomatoes this is just as good with raw tomatoes. I would just cut them and season with salt and pepper.