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Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

I am a huge fan of one pot meals, O is a huge fan of pasta, N is a huge fan of anything with veggies. Result of that is that pasta makes a regular appearance in our house, I make a lot of kind of pastas but this one is the favorite of everyone at home.

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Its so basic yet so delicious that its almost unbelievable, roast some tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil… I usually chop my tomatoes in fours, add olive oil, chopped garlic, tear some fresh basil leaves. Add some sea salt and black pepper…

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Grill it in the oven at about 200C for about 30-40 mins till the tomatoes are nice and soft

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Use a hand whisk to slightly mash it

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Now saute some veggies and chicken if u want in olive oil, add the above sauce, let it simmer for 2-3 minutes and add to the boiled pasta and bingo its ready…

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Recipe – Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

What I used

for the sauce

  • 8-10 large ripe juicy tomatoes
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves (if u dont have use 1 tsp dry basil)
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

for the rest

  • 1 cup chopped veggies (I like to use red and yellow peppers, broccoli, carrots whatever is around)
  • 1/2 cup boneless chopped and cooked chicken or 5-10 prawns (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups boiled pasta

How I made it

  • Put all the ingredients for the sauce in a bow and grill it in a preheated oven at 200C for about 30 mins
  • After the tomatoes are a little cool, mash a little using hand whisk
  • In a separate pan heat olive oil and stir fry the vegetables, add chicken and shrimp if you are using them
  • Saute for 2 minutes
  • Add the sauce and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the boiled pasta, mix and serve hot. You may sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and add a dash of tobasco if you like your pasta spicy

16 comments on “Roasted Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

  1. hitchy
    January 7, 2013

    Looks yummy ! 😛 😛

  2. Swati Raman Garg
    January 7, 2013

    u know mon iam not a big fan of tomato based pastas.. but arg loves them, but i love love love grilled tomatoes, so i guess i can try this method and mayb start liking tomato based pastas!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 10, 2013

      LOL that was a long buts but do try and tell me if u like 😀

  3. Swathika Anandan
    January 8, 2013

    This looks yummy. Feel like trying it out for dinner tonight 🙂 Thanks for this recipe Mon

  4. Noodlehead
    January 8, 2013

    yum! I think Bratina’s gonna love this, she’s a huge fan to tomato sauce. btw, any idea where i can get basil seeds so i can grow my own herb?

    • monikamanchanda
      January 10, 2013

      I think lal bagh has them or ask a friend who grows basil to give u a few… u can also buy a small plant from namdharis I think

  5. anita menon
    January 8, 2013

    Love the new look that your blog wears now. The photos are lovely too. Seems like a recipe that I would like to try over a weekend. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year

    • monikamanchanda
      January 10, 2013

      Happpy new year anita and thanks… do let me know if u like it

  6. maithreyi
    January 8, 2013

    Cool! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Shanti Padukone
    January 8, 2013

    Sounds awesome. Plan to make it with roasted capsicums as an addition 😀

  8. facebook fans
    January 10, 2013

    looks so yummy and healthy. Nice photo. Thanks for the post. For lunch I will try to have Pasta 🙂

  9. Sohni kitchen
    January 29, 2013

    Tried it today morning and result was too good. I am not a big fan of tomato based pasta… but this grilled version was too good …. Thanks for sharing recipe…

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