Quick Cherry Tomato Pasta with burrataCourse: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
I love the simplicity of this pasta as it tastes like summer. Fresh herbs, summer tomatoes and pasta with cheese to top it off. My family loves this. I always tweak it with whatever is fresh from my garden. Sometimes, I’ll make a simple pesto to go with it.
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
4 large sprigs basil, remove leaves from stem, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
3 pints cherry tomatoes
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Red pepper flakes
8oz burrata cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt the water then add the pasta and follow cooking instructions.
- In a lg saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the garlic, tomatoes, 1 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes burst and start to release their juices, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add 1/2 cup of pasta water to the pan with the tomatoes and bring to a simmer over med high heat. Add the pasta and toss till the sauce coats the pasta about 1 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and pour into a serving bowl, add the basil and season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Tear the burrata and place around serving dish with a drizzle of olive oil.