Pasta with 15-Minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

by Cindi SutterFounder of The Spirited Table® - Recipe by ANNA STOCKWELL EPICURIOUS SEPTEMBER 2015

Juicy sweet cherry tomatoes burst open in warm olive oil, creating a luxuriously silky sauce that comes together in minutes.

 PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY ANNA STOCKWELL

PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY ANNA STOCKWELL

Serves 4–6

Ingredients
1 lb pasta
Kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 pints cherry tomatoes
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)


Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12" skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.
  3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan.