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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Sauteed Tomato and Herb Pasta

We prefer cherry tomatoes to grape for sauteing; they break down better, creating a light yet luscious sauce.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 6
Photography: Andrew Purcell




  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan (1 1/2 ounces)


  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, then drain and return to pot.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine oil, tomatoes, garlic, and thyme over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are soft and skins have burst, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Add tomato mixture to pasta; toss to combine and season. Serve warm. Top with Parmesan.

Everyday Food, July/August July/August 2013



Reviews (2)

  • 28 Aug, 2013

    This is a delicious and simple recipe... It could NOT be easier and I love how basic it is. Be sure to season with salt and pepper, I don't think the recipe calls for it. No need to add anything else, it's yummy!

  • 9 Jul, 2013

    I made this last night for dinner and was slightly disappointed in it. There wasn't much in the way of flavor.