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Rigatoni with Grilled Tomatoes and Cream

All You JULY 2005

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.69


  • 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


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

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.

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 617
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 79g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Sodium: 780mg

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