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Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes Recipe

Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"Love that this is so simple & delish! Would be good with chicken added for those that need meat in every meal."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Ok, I tweaked this a little and LOVED IT. Plan on serving for guests this summer. Here's what I did:

10 oz cherry tomatoes
1 can of Italian diced tomatoes
All the rest the same and then added sliced blackened chicken on top. Sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Tried this and liked the flavor, but I skimped on the tomatoes and cream cheese ? didn't have it all in the fridge. So, the dish suffered, unfortunately. Would like to try it again. Loved the idea of roasting the tomatoes and garlic for flavor. This would be a great dish to use when my garden is bursting with cherry tomatoes!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"My family really enjoyed this recipe! The cream cheese is a nice change in flavor for a tomato-based recipe and creates an appealing creamy texture. I used Neufchâtel cream cheese to cut down on the fat. I will add this to my frequently used pasta dish recipes."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Unfortunately, we tried this one for dinner tonight. After one or two bites we just scraped it into the trash. I don't know if our tomatoes just weren't that good or what but it was horrible."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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