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Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

This quick-and-easy pasta dish makes use of the still-in-season, super-sweet cherry and sun gold tomatoes.


Cherry Tomato Spaghetti



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1 pound dried spaghetti pasta
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
  • 2 pints red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pint small yellow tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced basil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Cook the spaghetti to al dente and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the shallot and garlic, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and salt and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer the mixture until the tomatoes are slightly popped, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta, Parmesan, pasta water, and basil and toss thoroughly with tongs. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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3 reviews & comments

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    Elise Hannon

    Delicious! I make something similar with heirloom tomatoes and garlic, but I love the addition of the shallots, pasta water and Parmesan! It’s going on my list of favorites!

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    Lynn Ellison

    Made this a couple of weeks ago and it is dreamy! Added 1 T of crushed calabrian chili peppers for some zip. Have shared the recipe with my out of town family. Delish!

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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton

    Tonights Dinner‼️ *and 8 hours after I saw this recipe on Giadzy I made this for our Sunday dinner and LOVED IT!! So yummy😍‼️

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