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Roasted Tomato Caper Sauce Pasta

Pasta with tomatoes.  Not a new concept, I know.  But this roaested tomato caper sauce pasta.  Lovin’ it.

Pasta with roasted tomatoesSo I was watching Food Network the other day and Giada made this pasta dish.  It looked so good I couldn’t wait to run to the kitchen and make it.

And I wanted to tell you about it because I know you’ll love it.

Roasted tomato caper sauce pasta.

Doesn’t that sound like your grandmother’s pasta?  You know the one.  Where she would hover over the stove for an hour or two perfecting the sauce until it all magically comes together?

Ah, yes, those sauces are so good.  But who has that kind of time?

I can assure you this won’t have you hovering over any stove.  This is probably one of the easiest pasta recipes you’ll make.

I’m thinking – perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  You can throw it together in about 1/2 an hour.  No sweat.  So simple, so satisfying, so bursting with flavor.

Have you roasted grape tomatoes before?  You really have to try it if you haven’t. Roasting totally transforms them into sweet slightly tart soft little gems.  You’ll want to just pop them in your mouth like candy.

Then there’s the capers.  They are little buds of briny, salty goodness that explode in your mouth.  Sweet tart roasted tomatoes, briny salty capers, the pasta, the parmesan cheese.  It’s a party in your mouth.

pasta with roasted tomatoSee how simple it is to make.

Slice the grape tomatoes in half.

Place them in a greased 8×8 pan.

Toss in the capers.

Top with breadcrumbs.

Drizzle on some oil.

Roast for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile cook the pasta.

Toss it all together.

Sprinkle on the cheese.


How simple is that.

roasted tomato caper sauce pasta

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Caper Sauce
  • ½ lb. pasta of your choice (I used angel hair)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • ¼ cup capers rinsed and drained
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • More olive oil to grease baking dish and drizzle on breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Oil a baking dish large enough to spread the tomatoes out in 1 layer
  3. Place the tomatoes, capers, olive oil, salt and pepper in the prepared baking dish and toss to combine
  4. Cover with the breadcrumbs
  5. Drizzle with olive oil
  6. Roast for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden (mine took about 35 minutes)
  7. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat
  8. Add the pasta and cook until tender. 8-10 minutes
  9. Toss with the roasted tomatoes
  10. Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese
  11. Enjoy!

Though this is adapted from Giada De Laurentiis I made some small changes.

Other pasta recipes I’m lovin’.

Chocolate pasta Foodiecrush
Braised short rib pasta The Law Students Wife
Baked pasta Recipe Girl 
Caramelized shallot, spinach and goat cheese garlic butter pasta How Sweet It Is
Sausage and spinach pasta skillet The Comfort of Cooking

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14 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Caper Sauce Pasta

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  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I love simple pasta dishes like this one. I’d make it 365 days a year but I know I’ll especially love it on those really hot days where I don’t want to be at the stove/oven. :)

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