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Burst Cherry Tomato + Basil Pasta

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 Servings


  • 8 oz Pasta of Choice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Pounds Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Thinly Sliced Basil


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Sautee garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes to the pan and toss to coat in olive oil. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-8 minutes or until the tomatoes have started bursting and releasing their liquid.
  • Once the tomatoes have started bursting, remove the lid and using the back of a wooden spoon or a potato masher, mash the remaining un-burst tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly- about 8 minutes longer. Add nutritional yeast and basil. Stir to combine.
  • Add pasta to the pan and toss everything together. Remove from heat and serve.
Keyword 20 minute recipe, cherry tomato pasta, Pasta, tomato basil pasta