An easy pasta recipe perfect for just one on a weeknight with tangy balsamic and pockets of sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy parmesan cheese. Just double, triple or quadruple the amounts for a full family meal.
I love an easy pasta dish that’s perfect for even just one on a busy weeknight. This recipe is a simple rigatoni with cherry tomatoes, garlic, balsamic, basil, and parmesan cheese. It’s basically like heaven in your mouth, and getting there is both quick and easy.
Now I will say this is a pretty generous serving and if you aren’t that hungry you could probably manage to split this with someone else. But I think once you taste it, you’ll agree that you will want to keep it all to yourself! Enjoy!
Balsamico and Cherry Tomato Rigatoni
- Author: Jayme and Jessica Kauffman
- Yield: 1 large serving 1x
An easy pasta recipe perfect for just one on a weeknight with tangy balsamic and pockets of sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy parmesan cheese.
- 3oz Rigatoni
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 8oz Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 1/8 C. Good Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 C. Parmesan Cheese
- 3–4 Basil leave, torn
- In a pot of boiling water, cook rigatoni about 2 mins shy of the package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat up garlic with olive oil on medium heat.
- Once the garlic starts to become fragrant, about 2-3 mins, add in the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
- Saute until the tomatoes have cooked down and the balsamic vinegar has reduced, about 10 mins.
- Add in the cooked pasta with a tbsp of the pasta water. Toss to combine.
- Turn off the heat and add in parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine.
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Italian
Twin sisters Jayme and Jessica can pretty much always be found in the kitchen. Cooking has always been a family affair for the girls, and they learned at a young age from their Grandmother the ins and outs of the kitchen. They cook everything from savory to sweet, so check it out at www.pairingknifeblog.com!
Lovely! I need to put more tomatoes next time, I skimped on them a little this time round…;)
I loved this! I tweaked it a bit – sliced the garlic instead of chopped, added sliced sausages, and added some fresh basil into the sauce and not just on top. Once the vinegar reduced it just coated the pasta rather than a sauce, it was incredible! and SO simple!