Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This is a recipe from 'The Splendid Table'.

Well, it's based on a recipe from 'The Splendid Table'.

I'm embarrassed to say, I'm not familiar with 'The Splendid Table'.

Oh, I've heard of it….

I'd like to be familiar with it.  I'm told by many people that I would really like it.

But I don't get NPR here – although I'm told I can listen to it on-line.

And I don't have access to podcasts – or maybe I do and just don't know it.

Sometimes I think I live in a sort of Twilight Zone. 

It was especially obvious at our recent family reunion.

There were a lot of conversations about a lot of topics, tech and otherwise, that everyone was very familiar with.

Except me.

Well, and mon mari… but we don't count him as he's not particularly tech savvy, anyway.

But I am.

Or at least I thought I was.


I live in France, have access to foie gras, duck breasts and lots of wonderful cheeses.

I have two new puppies.

I can handle not being up on all the latest and greatest from the US. 

On to the food.

My s-i-l sent me this recipe. 

As I always plant way too many tomatoes, particularly cherry tomatoes, the timing is perfect.

I modified the recipe (of course) and I have to admit, when I make it again (I will) I will leave out the breadcrumbs.  I didn't really like the texture they added, and I thought they made the dish somewhat dry. 

The flavor from the roasted tomatoes was wonderful, however, so I'll keep working on it….

Stay tuned….

Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

12oz (350gr) ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbs fresh bread crumbs
4 tbs freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 cups pasta
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain
Lay the cherry tomatoes in a single, but tight, layer in a baking dish.  Mix garlic, crumbs, cheese and sprinkle evenly over the top.  Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400F (200C), uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and stir well. Add basil, stir and serve.

Now – puppies….

Look at how they've grown!

Five weeks ago….

This week…

They're turning into young dogs….

And, as I typed this, they came racing into the house, went sliding across the tile floors, into the opposite wall with a splat of fluffy puppy fur.

They're still adorable.

9 thoughts on “Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes”

  1. Well you can’t very well be expected to stay on top of things with two cute puppies like those vying for your time, now can you!

  2. Wow, they are growing like crazy! What fun to watch the development! I like to “adapt” recipes, too, and even if I try to follow the recipe the first time, I almost always “tweak” it later.

  3. Oh, this sounds lovely. Wonder how it would go substituting barley for the pasta (my new favorite in salads, thanks to you Katie).
    Oh, those don’t look like puppies, they look like small horses. I’d find a nice little pony cart and harness them up. That would also tire them out and get some rest for you. 🙂

  4. Oh what a great recipe! I actually have a ton of freshly picked cherry tomatoes from the garden that I’ve been wanting to use 🙂 This might be the perfect dish!!

  5. The puppies have grown a lot! Our neighbours recently got a golden retriever, and it’s been fun looking him grow so quickly. Almost like our 6-month old baby boy 🙂
    And I’m definitely bookmarking the recipe – we’ll be having plenty of cherry tomatoes in a few weeks, all from our own greenhouse.

  6. Loulou, I really think it would be better without… The puppies thank you 😉
    Pam, we’re slowly establishing a schedule… they do like my attention, tho.
    Zoomie, they are growing fast… I do the same – usually first, but this time I decided to follow the recipe (sort of)
    Ina, they are, aren’t they ;-))
    brassfrog, a pony cart could be a good idea…. give them lots of exercise and me a break. I could read the puppy book while I ride.
    Kelly, once cherry tomatoes start producing, they seem to go a bit crazy… at least in my garden….
    Pille, Your baby is darling…. and lucky you to have a greenhouse!

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