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Cherry Tomato Sauce with Penne
An incredibly quick-and-easy pasta sauce with toasted garlic & cherry tomatoes. See more
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cherry Tomato Sauce with Penne

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"The best ways to eat cherry tomatoes are as follows: plucked warm off the vine and eaten raw standing in front of the plant. Next best is raw, in some sort of salad. Third best is made into a sauce as I've done here. Ladle into bowls and top with Parmigiano-Reggiano."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Combine cherry tomatoes, oil, garlic, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until garlic is just toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into tomato mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until tomatoes start to collapse and burst, about 10 minutes. Stir oregano and red pepper flakes into tomato mixture.
  3. Puree tomato mixture with a stick blender until sauce is smooth.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return pasta to the pot. Pour tomato sauce over penne and stir until pasta absorbs some of the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Sep 01, 2014

I've made the sauce twice in the last week to keep up with a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes. I doubled the sauce recipe the first time, tripled it the second. In the triple batch I added some fresh garlic and a can of tomato paste with Italian Herbs. I think this will freeze well. To reheat I added a little milk or Half and Half for a tomato cream sauce. It could also be served as a homemade tomato soup. The flavors really do blend well, and it takes very little effort to make it.

 
Apr 22, 2014

very nice and tasty :)

 

13 Ratings

Jul 20, 2014

This was very easy and tasted good. I didn't have fresh oregano, so I used dried. Also, I reduced the pepper flakes for someone else in the house. There was still lots of thin sauce after stirring into the pasta for a few minutes, so next time I will use only 1.5 cups of chicken broth. I'm sure we'll be making this throughout the tomato season -- what a great way to use our cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes!

 
Sep 25, 2014

4 stars as written, 5 with one modification - cut the chicken broth in half if not more. I heeded other reviews and made a double batch with only 2c broth ... I was worried it was a little too watery still, so I cooked my (fresh) pasta in it, and it was pretty much perfect. If you like a really thick sauce, I'd suggest cutting the broth back even further - you can always add more! The flavor, the ease - absolutely outstanding. AND, I have a great use for all the cherry tomatoes and oregano in my garden. Thanks, Chef John!

 
Sep 19, 2014

Delicious! I made this because I wanted to use up some of the cherry tomatoes from my garden. At first I wasn't pleased with how broth-like the sauce was but it is so tasty that it didn't matter. You could add some vegetables and make a great soup base.

 
Sep 06, 2014

Four and a half stars, but not five. Wonderful flavour but the sauce was very thin. Maybe I'll try it with less than two cups of broth next time.

 
Aug 18, 2014

I had loads of cherry toms over & made this very very simple sauce, it'a winner, many thank's

 
Jul 25, 2014

Delicious!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 742 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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