Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Tomato Basil Pasta with Parmesan Cheese

This tomato basil pasta is topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. It has blistered tomatoes and fresh basil. It's so easy to make for a vegetarian weeknight dinner, and it's one of our favorite meals!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: basil, pasta, tomato
Servings: 2
Author: Aimee


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ lb angel hair pasta
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6-8 basil leaves chopped, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once heated, add the cherry tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add then garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and basil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tomatoes are blistered, stirring occasionally. This will take about 7-10 minutes.
  • While tomatoes are cooking, cook the pasta in a large pot until soft. Drain.
  • Into the pasta pot, drain the cooked olive oil and herbs. Stir until pasta is coated. Add more olive oil if needed. Add salt and pepper.
  • Plate, then top with the cooked tomatoes and top with the parmesan and extra basil leaves, if desired.