You know those times when, despite the heat of summer, you just need some good ol’ pasta?
This is the pasta for such times. 5 Ingredient Blistered Tomato Pasta comes in clutch when the craving hits, but time is limited, and you don’t have a lot of “extra” ingredients on hand (almost everything is already in your pantry!).
Now, you know I love simple pastas. It’s definitely my go-to during the week, especially when time is limited. With a quick dinner there’s so much more time to:
- take an evening walk (hi, Minnesota summer nights)
- binge watch The Sinner on Netflix (omg have you seen it yet. MUST. WATCH)
- go get ice cream (less dinner time, more dessert time)
- clean your closet (if you insist)
- read a book
- DO ANYTHING BESIDES HOURS OF DINNER AND DISHES!
5 Ingredient Blistered Tomato Pasta is seriously making weeknight dinners easy, and delicious. 5 ingredients you ask?! Yes! Well, not counting salt and red pepper flakes, because they’re just there, in our pantry anyway. Nothing special there. In fact, if your pantry is anything like mine, you may just need to grab the tomatoes and that’s it! Could I call this 1-Ingredient Pasta? Maybe that’s a stretch…
I love using orecchiette pasta in this recipe, it holds the simple sauce, the garlic slices, and is the same size as those little blistered cherry tomatoes. Want to use what you have? Noodles are noodles, so go ahead and mix it up!
ALSO. The simple sauce? Butter, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes (optional if you don’t want any kick), and the blistered tomatoes. Bada-bing, bada-boom. SO EASY! The butter becomes slightly browned butter, and silky with the addition of the reserved pasta sauce. Garlic slivers obviously make pasta 8426 times better, too. And the soft, creamy blistered tomatoes.
If you’re wanting a little more, add mini mozzarella balls at the last minute so they get a little melty, or toss in some chicken, shrimp, or other garden veggies.