20 Minute Buttery Tomato and Shallot Pasta

20 Minute Buttery Tomato and Shallot Pasta

 A simple toss-together pasta: Cavatappi with Buttery Tomato and Shallot Sauce

A simple toss-together pasta: Cavatappi with Buttery Tomato and Shallot Sauce

You can never have enough good pasta dishes in your recipe box :) When you don't have time to simmer a sauce for a couple of hours, it's nice to have a quick 20 minute dish to throw together. You can use any pasta you like - this is wonderful with shells, pappardelle, even angel hair - whatever you've got in the pantry. Blistered cherry tomatoes, shallots, and fresh basil make for a lightly coated pasta that is perfectly filling. This is an easy, meatless weeknight meal! Find out how quickly you can be chowin down on this pasta next! Let's get cookin :) 

What You Need:

  • pasta of your choice, about 7 oz
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 14 oz cherry tomatoes
  • small bunch basil 
  • 2 small shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • salt and pepper
  • optional: 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • optional: Parmesan cheese

What To Do:

  • Cook the pasta and drain, reserving a bit of the cooking water. 
  • Slice the shallots thinly, and mince 2 cloves of garlic
  • In a large non-stick pan, melt 4 tbsp butter and add the minced garlic and sliced shallots 
  • Cook the shallots gently until they become translucent. Add the cherry tomatoes and 1 tsp dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the cherry tomatoes are blistering and opening a bit. 
  • Add the pasta and chopped fresh basil into the pan, and toss to coat. Check for seasoning, and adjust accordingly! Add in a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if you want to give it a little kick. 

That's it! This pasta is fantastic when topped with a ton of cheese, too :) I love how vibrant and flavorful this dish is. Hope you give it a try - let me know if you do! 

Plump cherry tomatoes, tender shallots, and fresh, bright basil are all you need for a hearty weeknight pasta. Love the way the tomatoes burst open and coat the noodles! Hope you all have a great week :) If you try any recipes from the blog, let me know how it went! Share using #brokeandcooking!

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