Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes Recipe
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Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes Recipe

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Here’s a simple sauce with just four ingredients, and it's savory enough for a fancy party. I use bow tie pasta, but penne works, too. — Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 441 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, toss tomatoes and garlic cloves with oil; transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast 14-16 minutes or until very soft. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Cool tomato mixture slightly. Reserve 12 tomatoes for serving with pasta. Transfer remaining tomato mixture to a food processor. Add cream cheese and salt; process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Drain pasta; add to tomato mixture and toss to coat. Top with reserved tomatoes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Substitute goat cheese for cream cheese for those of us who are lactose intoleran!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"Sounds delicius"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"For my taste, I added some other spices and a few family tricks. Ingredients I shuffled were the garlic and tomatoes. Also it was a good menu for us, with our mods. Also, my mom had a similar recipe but she used plum tomatoes, more olive oil and vermicelli pasta and lots less garlic. Her rendition was better."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"My family didn't like this. We ended up go out to eat that night. Something was missing and we all felt the tomato taste was too strong. Needed more flavor."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I don't know why but my family did not care much for this--adding chicken would probably help but there was just something missing."

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