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Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Simple food is the best food and this garlic butter and burst tomato spaghetti with fresh herbs proves it. I wanted a quick and easy lunch to make so I went in search of ingredients I had on hand. First, I sauteed some grape tomatoes in butter with crushed red pepper flakes until nearly bursting then added lots of garlic to finish off the tasty sauce for my spaghetti. Next, I added the cooked noodles to the pan with the garlic butter and tomatoes along with some fresh parsley & basil then seasoned it with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. This pasta was served with lots of freshly grated parmesan on the side and it was an absolutely delicious lunch. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

How to Make Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water per package instructions; drain pasta making sure to reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are nearly ready to burst, about 5-6 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.

Add the drained spaghetti to the skillet along with a bit of the reserved pasta water, as needed. Add the fresh parsley & basil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss until evenly coated. Pour into a serving bowl and serve with lots of freshly grated Parmesan on the side. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

 

Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Garlic Butter and Burst Tomato Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 oz spaghetti (reserve 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water before draining)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, or more if desired
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, freshly grated, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water per package instructions; drain pasta making sure to reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the tomatoes and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are nearly ready to burst, about 5-6 minutes. 
  • Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the drained spaghetti to the skillet along with some of the reserved pasta water, as needed. 
  • Add the fresh parsley & basil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss until evenly coated. 
  • Pour into a serving bowl and serve with lots of freshly grated Parmesan on the side. Serve immediately. Enjoy. 
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7 Comments

  1. That looks wonderful! It would make a great side along with chicken or steak for a really easy dinner, too!

  2. As you say, simple dishes are often the best, as long as the ingredients are top quality. Looks good! I see you shop at Trader Joe’s and Costco — when they have what you need, it’s definitely good.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. 5 stars
    This pasta dish looks awesome Pam and really tempting !
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. I have a few cherry tomatoes to use up so this will definitely be a quick lunch on one of my days off this week!