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All Recipes, Main Dishes / July 4, 2022

Cherry Tomato & Garlic Pasta | The Most FLAVORFUL 20 Minute Recipe

We have made a ton of pasta dishes here on Spain on a Fork, but this Cherry Tomato Pasta really stands out above the rest. Its got the most incredible depth of flavors, it´s easy to make and the best part, it comes together in just 20 minutes.

Cherry Tomato Pasta
This is the perfect pasta dish for a busy weeknight dinner, when you don´t have a lot of time, yet it´s bold enough for a relaxed weekend lunch, next to a bottle of Spanish wine. Either way, this is what simple and delicious home cooking is all about.

Cherry Tomato Pasta
To make this pasta dish I used spaghetti, but you can use any type of pasta you like. The most important thing is to make sure you check the package instructions. This way you cook your pasta perfectly al dente. If you over cook it, it will get mushy and lose its beautiful texture.

Cherry Tomato Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: What gives this pasta dish that incredible depth of flavors is the white wine. If wine is not your thing, you can use broth with a hint of lemon juice. I also used an entire head of garlic. If that is too much garlic for you, you can just use a couple of cloves.

Cherry Tomato Pasta

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Cherry Tomato Pasta

20 Minute Cherry Tomato & Garlic Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 768 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head garlic
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 1 gram
  • 1/2 cup white wine 120 ml
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Manchego cheese 30 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot half ways with cold water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. Meanwhile, remove the skins from the cloves of garlic and roughly chop the garlic, wash the cherry tomatoes and cut each one in half lengthwise and roughly chop 10 fresh basil leaves

  3. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  4. After a couple minutes add in the chopped garlic, mix continuously, after 1 minute and the garlic is fragrant, add in the cherry tomatoes, continue to mix together, after 3 minutes and the cherry tomatoes are lightly sauteed, add in 1 tsp dried oregano and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in 1/2 cup white wine and the chopped basil, simmer on a medium heat

  5. Once the water comes to a boil in the stock pot, add in the spaghetti, cook until al dente (check package instructions)

  6. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it into a colander, turn off the heat in the pan with the cherry tomatoes, add the pasta into the pan and gently mix together until well mixed

  7. Transfer into shallow bowls, sprinkle with grated Manchego cheese and some fresh basil leaves, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Cherry Tomato & Garlic Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 768 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 728mg21%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1016IU20%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. kristina

    5 stars
    This is my favorite summer recipe! I make it all summer long with our fresh cherry tomatoes! It’s a huge hit with my family…even my kids!

    04 . Mar . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      05 . Mar . 2024
  2. Jeremie

    This quickly replaced another recipe in my wife’s “Top Five”.

    I really enjoy making it for her.

    Thanks for all you do!

    08 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Jeremie 🙂 Much love

      08 . Sep . 2022
  3. Mia

    Im from Denmark and I cant wait to try your recipe 🙂

    01 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      02 . Sep . 2022
  4. Chrissy

    5 stars
    The most delicious pasta, so simple to make yet the flavours are utterly divine. This will certainly be on the menu in my home regularly. My husband said it was the best pasta he had ever tasted. Thanks so much Albert, once more for a superb recipe x

    26 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Much love 🙂

      27 . Aug . 2022
  5. Adrienne

    5 stars
    I sometimes add artichoke hearts and olives. Kicks it up a notch!

    06 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great!! Much love 🙂

      06 . Jul . 2022
  6. Marco

    5 stars
    I Will make this recipe Tomorrow it’s look delicious and easy to make. I really enjoy your recipes because most of them are easy to make with a few ingredients.

    05 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Marco 🙂 Much love

      05 . Jul . 2022
  7. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan cheese i never had cherry tomato garlic pasta before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    04 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      05 . Jul . 2022

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