Burst Tomato Pasta

Burst Tomato Pasta is an extremely simple and stunning pasta dish that is made with fresh ingredients.  Amazing food in half an hour or less!  

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This Burst Tomato Pasta really is one of those dishes that delivers a ton of flavor with very little effort.  It is a quick and easy weeknight meal that is on the table in about 30 minutes.

The stars of this meal are ripe cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic (How To Roast Garlic) and quality olive oil.  Add the mozzarella, basil and crispy fried salami for Pure Pasta Perfection!

There is not much that can beat a big bowl of saucy pasta.  In fact I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Pasta Perfection.  But if you are trying to cut back on the carbs, this burst tomato sauce would be fantastic with quinoa too!

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While I would love to claim that my garden has been overflowing with cherry tomatoes this year . . . well, I just can’t.  I have the opposite of a green thumb.  I am the Grim Reaper of the plant world.  If I even look at a plant it wilts!

So these gorgeous tomatoes are compliments of my hardworking farmer’s market vendors.  Thanks for helping a girl out local farmers!

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Yeah, just look at these beautiful burst tomatoes swimming in the burnt orange olive oil and garlic sauce.  POW!  That is a punch of FLAVOR right there!

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Burst Tomato Pasta
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil good quality
  • Pinch Salt/Pepper
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 1 Lb Cherry Tomatoes cleaned & stems removed
  • 5-6 Cloves Roasted Garlic - How To Roast Garlic chopped
Additional Ingredients
  • 1 Package - Pasta of Choice
  • 5-6 Slices of Salami - optional thinly sliced
  • Mozzarella Pearls or Shredded Mozzarella - optional
  • Basil - optional
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
For Fried Salami
  1. Slice salami into strips and cook over medium heat until crispy like bacon (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Stir frequently while frying.
  3. When crisp, transfer to a paper towel to absorb the grease.
For Sauce
  1. In a large saute pan over medium/low heat; combine the olive oil, roasted garlic, salt/pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to burst and the sauce turns a burnt orange color.
  1. Immediately toss cooked pasta with the tomato sauce.
  2. Add the mozzarella then top with fried salami and basil.
  3. Salt and Pepper to taste.
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 “Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again.”     – Monica Seles

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  1. Mmm one of my favorite ways to enjoy pasta! I love those little sweet cherry tomatoes. The addition of fried salami is really interesting! Must try!

  2. Yum, that really looks delicious! Forget my Kitchenaid can I have you installed??

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Haha, you always make me smile Mel!There are definitely perks to living with a food blogger. Just yesterday I fed my daughter Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding for dinner … lol!

  3. I love pasta with fresh tomatoes! The flavor is outstanding. Sometimes the simplest meals can be the most delicious.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Yes! I just don’t understand those folks that don’t like tomatoes. How can you not like tomatoes!?! Have a great week, Tanya 🙂

  4. There is nothing I like more than pasta!

    I would love it if you would link up to my Weekly Meal Plan Link Party. I feature 5-6 dinners every week and will Tweet your link several times during the week if you’re featured! http://mommyenvy.com/?p=698

  5. This looks amazing! I make a sauce similar to this with bacon but I love your idea of salami. Can’t wait to try!

    Emily@ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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