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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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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