Sweet Cherry Tomato Pasta

Sweet Cherry Tomato Pasta

*Jessica Seinfeld’s website
Watch her video here
I made this for myself for lunch because Joe would legitimately freak out if I served him cherry tomatoes because they “pop.” Ha, he’s hilarious. I knew I had to try it because it only took 12 minutes start to finish. It was so great to have a home made Italian, fragrant lunch instead of a PB&J in the workroom. I could get used to this! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil (break apart with your fingers so you do not bruise the leaves, instead of chopping)
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • a few turns of the pepper
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta (I only had feta, but ricotta would have given it a smoother texture)
Directions:
  • Boil water and cook spaghetti to box directions
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat
  • Add garlic and basil and cook for only 15 seconds
  • Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cook covered for 8 minutes
  • After 8 mins, uncover and stir (the pasta should be ready now- drain pasta)
  • Toss pasta with the tomatoes and add ricotta cheese carefully to not break spaghetti
  • You can add more olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh basil to your pasta before you plate it
Hope you are not getting tired of my serious blog posting this week. The snow day is allowing me to clean the house, cook new meals, and make Joe Joe more cupcakes together.

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