Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

Serves Lots!


  • 1 pound pasta
  • Salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wide saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.
  3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan.

(Recipe sourced and adapted from