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Rigatoni with Grilled Tomatoes and Cream

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 Servings


  • 12 ripe plum tomatoes (1 3/4 lb.), cored
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups uncooked rigatoni (from a 1 lb. box)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler

Nutrition Information

  • calories 617
  • fat 21 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 79 g
  • fiber 14 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • sodium 780 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare a grill. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Toss tomatoes in oil in a large bowl. Put tomatoes on grill, reserving oil. Cover grill and cook tomatoes, turning occasionally with tongs, until skins are charred and flesh is softened, about 15 minutes.

  3. While tomatoes are grilling, cook rigatoni in boiling water according to package directions, stirring often, until al dente. Drain.

  4. Return tomatoes to bowl with oil. Use tongs to pull off skin, then coarsely mash tomato flesh. Stir in cream. Add cooked pasta, salt, pepper and parsley. Toss well. Serve with Parmesan cheese.