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Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti with Blistered Tomatoes - Tossed in roasted garlic oil, blistered tomatoes and a handful of parmesan cheese, these easy, 20-minute Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti are your best bet! YET!

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti with Blistered Tomatoes

Katerina | Diethood
Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti tossed with blistered tomatoes and parmesan cheese plus fresh basil. It's a 20-minute pasta dinner everyone loves!
Servings : 5
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For The Pasta
For The Blistered Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • ½ tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley


  • Fill a large pot with water. Add garlic oil and salt and bring it to a boil.
  • Add spaghetti to the pot and cook according to the directions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining garlic oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the shallots to the heated oil and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and let sit for 2 minutes, undisturbed, or until they start to blister. Stir and continue to cook 2 more minutes.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the tomatoes.
  • Add parmesan cheese and cook and stir until thoroughly combined and heated through.
  • Stir in the fresh basil and parsley.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.


  • Garlic Oil Substitute: If you don't have garlic-infused oil, use the same amount of regular cooking oil as the recipe calls for garlic oil. For every tablespoon of garlic oil, mince or finely chop 1 to 2 cloves of fresh garlic. Sauté the garlic in the oil over low heat until fragrant but not browned.
  • Cooking Pasta: Always cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water to ensure it doesn't stick together. Stir occasionally.
  • Blistered Tomatoes: Blistering tomatoes is a delicate process. Keep a close eye on them so they soften and char slightly without becoming overly mushy.
  • Fresh Herbs: Use chopped fresh herbs whenever possible. They provide color and a fresh taste that dried herbs can't replicate.
  • Add Heat: If you like a little kick, consider adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the pasta before serving.


Calories: 314 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Potassium: 360 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 527 IU | Vitamin C: 22 mg | Calcium: 70 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pasta dinner, pasta recipe,, vegetarian dinner idea