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

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 263679
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"Really not a fan. This might have been better with cream instead of cream cheese. The cream cheese brought a sour flavor to it."

gardenersal User ID: 8500973 241410
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

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

beatrizm User ID: 8320312 224429
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"Sounds delicius"

tready2 User ID: 2509701 224404
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."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 198754
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."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 189067
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."

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 190424
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."

sarahjo83 User ID: 4236789 126469
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.

Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 124362
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!"

DDB88 User ID: 3450618 189065
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."

Lindsey1234 User ID: 7583008 200772
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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