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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

35 minsServes 4Ingredients:200g dried spaghetti5 cloves of garlic1 tsp fennel seeds250g of cherry tomatoes1 tsp chilli flakes⅓ cup parmesan cheese, grated plus extra to serve½ cup reserved pasta water50g butter1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper1 burrata cheese1/2 cup basil leaves½ pine nuts
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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Serves 4| Ready in 35 mins
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Roasted and caramelised cherry tomatoes and garlic with a butter parmesan sauce tossed through perfectly cooked spaghetti and topped with creamy burrata, pine nuts and fresh basil. I’ll take two thanks.

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Pasta is my weakness. I’ll never not feel like eating it, and this dish is one of my go-to favourites for a weekend lunch or weeknight dinner. It’s especially good when the tomatoes are in peak season.

A pasta like this is surprisingly light and summery, and like many good things, is topped with a balloon of creamy burrata that bursts and oozes into the sauce to make a velvety, tomatoey liquid that I could quite possibly marry if I wasn’t already taken.

What you need to make Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Cherry tomatoes, lemon, parmesan, burrata, dried spaghetti, pine nuts, basil, butter, garlic and seasonings
Dried spaghetti
Bucatini or linguini are also good options
Cherry tomatoes
Use a variety of cherry tomatoes in different colours if you can
Garlic
The ticket to flavour town
Fennel seeds and chilli flakes
Spices that add an extra layer of flavour
Parmesan cheese
To flavour the sauce
Butter
To make the sauce silky and rich in flavour
Salt and pepper
To season
Burrata cheese
An exploding morsel of cheesy goodness
Basil leaves
For a burst of freshness
Pine nuts
To add texture and flavour

How to make Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Cherry tomatoes and garlic added to a roasting pot
1. Roast cherry tomatoes

Preheat oven to 200 C / 392 F, place cherry tomatoes and garlic in a roasting dish with olive oil, fennel seeds, chilli flakes, salt and pepper, toss to coat. Bake for 20-25 minutes until tender and the juices leak out to form a sauce.

Spaghetti cooking
2. Cook spaghetti

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti to packet instructions, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain.

Pine nuts being toasted
3. Toast pine nuts

While the tomatoes are roasting and the spaghetti is cooking, toast your pine nuts in a dry pan on medium heat, season and set aside on a plate, and finely slice your basil leaves.

Spaghetti added to roasted cherry tomatoes
4. Make butter and parmesan sauce, add pasta

Add in 50g butter and parmesan to roast tomatoes, stir until melted through, then add pasta and pasta water, and a little more salt and pepper, carefully toss through.

Burrata being pulled open over pasta with cherry tomatoes and basil
5. Add burrata and garnish

Place burrata in the centre of the pasta, scatter over pine nuts, chopped basil, then break open the burrata, stir through, taste, season and serve.

Watch how to make Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Frequently asked questions & tips for Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

I can’t find burrata at my local, help!
Ok first thing is not to panic, take a few deep breaths then repeat after me… “Hello store manager, start stocking burrata or else.” Jokes aside, to substitute a cheese like this isn’t going to be exact, but my workaround would be fresh mozzarella. It’s not going to burst open, but you could tear it into pieces and stir through the pasta. If you can find Stracciatella, then spoon some it over the pasta (it’s the filling inside the burrata ball). Failing this, opt for a simple creamy ricotta, spoon it over and stir through.
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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Burrata Spaghetti

Cook Time
30 mins
Prep Time
5 mins
Serves
4
Roasted and caramelised cherry tomatoes and garlic with a butter parmesan sauce tossed through perfectly cooked spaghetti and topped with creamy burrata, pine nuts and fresh basil. I’ll take two thanks.
  • 200g dried spaghetti
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 250g of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, grated plus extra to serve
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • 50g butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • ½ pine nuts
Category - Pasta
Cuisine - Italian inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Pasta, Dinner, Main Dishes, Weeknight meals, Vegetarian, Summer, Spring
Nutritional information
Calories 330.5 kcal17%
Carbohydrates 42.1 g14%
Sodium 525.4 mg23%
Magnesium 42.6 mg11%
Protein 10.8 g22%
Sugar 3.1 g3%
Calcium 142.3 mg14%
Vitamin A 20%
Fat 13.5 g21%
Fiber 2.6 g10%
Iron 1.5 mg8%
Vitamin C 19%

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