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Spaghetti with Two Tomato Toss

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 35 mins
Spaghetti with Two Tomato Toss
  • 1/2 7 - 8  ounce jar  oil-packed dried tomatoes
  • 4  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 2  pints  red and/or yellow cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1  teaspoon  cracked black pepper or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 14 - 16  ounce package  dried corn meal, multigrain, whole wheat or regular spaghetti
  • 4  ounces  bite-size fresh mozzarella cheese balls (bocconcini), halved
  • 1/2  cup  chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley or fresh basil

1. For sauce, drain dried tomatoes, reserving 1 tablespoon oil. Halve large tomatoes. In 12-inch skillet cook garlic in oil from tomatoes over medium heat until tender, about 1 minute. Add cherry and oil-packed tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until fresh tomato skins blister, about 8 to 10 minutes. Season with pepper and salt.

2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt added to water, according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (*Using Pasta Water, see below). Drain pasta.

3. Toss spaghetti with tomato mixture in skillet, adding enough cooking water to thin sauce. Serve immediately with fresh mozzarella balls and parsley. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • *Using Pasta Water Use pasta cooking water to flavor and thin sauces. To reserve, just before draining pasta, ladle out the amount of pasta water needed into a glass measuring cup or bowl.
Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti with Two Tomato Toss)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 264,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 10,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 1361,
  • vit. C (mg) 29,
  • sodium (mg) 229,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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