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Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Here’s a simple sauce with just four ingredients, and it's savory enough for a fancy party. I use bow tie pasta, but penne works, too. — Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, toss tomatoes and garlic cloves with oil; transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast 14-16 minutes or until very soft. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Cool tomato mixture slightly. Reserve 12 tomatoes for serving with pasta. Transfer remaining tomato mixture to a food processor. Add cream cheese and salt; process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Drain pasta; add to tomato mixture and toss to coat. Top with reserved tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 441 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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