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Quick-Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti

Make a quick fresh tomato sauce for this meatless pasta recipe by roasting cherry tomatoes and adding basil, parsley and goat cheese to the dish.

Cooking Light JUNE 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
  • Total: 32 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 2/3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped or torn fresh basil leaves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled semisoft goat cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add 1 tablespoon salt and spaghetti to boiling water; cook 10 minutes or until spaghetti is al dente. Drain spaghetti in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup cooking water. Return spaghetti to pan; set aside, and keep warm.

3. While spaghetti cooks, combine tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper on a jelly-roll pan, tossing well to coat. Bake tomato mixture at 450° for 10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and lightly charred in places.

4. Add tomatoes and any tomato juice to spaghetti in Dutch oven. Add 3 tablespoons reserved cooking water to jelly-roll pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; carefully pour water mixture and remaining 1 tablespoon oil into spaghetti mixture. Place Dutch oven over medium heat. Add remaining reserved cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spaghetti mixture is moist, tossing frequently. Stir in basil and parsley. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 46.6g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 376mg
  • Calcium: 48mg
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