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Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

This Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner is a healthy and delicious dinner that can be on your table in under 1 hour! Simple, delicious ingredients.

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy homemade pasta recipe, this Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner is a great option! Made with fresh ingredients.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

About this recipe:

The homemade sauce in this dish is loaded with healthy ingredients like roasted tomatoes, garlic and spinach, which is served over a plate of ancient grain noodles, and with a sprinkling of ricotta cheese. Just look at how bright and delicious this pasta looks!

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

Roasted Tomatoes are so flavourful!

What I love the most about this dish are the roasted tomatoes. Roasting tomatoes in the oven with olive oil and slices of fresh garlic, makes for THE most tasty pasta sauce, because by roasting the tomatoes, their flavour becomes so rich and bold. This method is also a great way to use up overripe tomatoes.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

Putting it all together:

Toss the sauce with your favourite noodles, fresh spinach, chopped fresh basil and ricotta cheese. This dish is a winner! Winner winner pasta dinner.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

Roasted Tomato Pasta Recipe Tips:

  • TOMATOES: I like to use grape or cherry tomatoes for this recipe, but you can use any type of tomato. Just cut into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • PASTA: Use any type of noodle.
  • FREEZING: This roasted tomato pasta sauce freezes well. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

This Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner is a healthy and delicious dinner that can be on your table in under 1 hour! Simple, delicious ingredients.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Pasta


Units Scale

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 2 lb grape/cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 6 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper


  • approx 1 lb dried pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 juice from 1 lemon (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled ricotta cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic:

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half.
  2. Slice the garlic lengthwise.
  3. Toss the tomatoes and garlic in 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  5. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet, then roast for 20 – 25 minutes.


  1. While the tomatoes are roasting, chop the fresh basil.
  2. Then start making the noodles according to the package directions.
  3. In the last 30 seconds of boiling your pasta, toss in the fresh spinach.  This is just to wilt it slightly.  Then drain the noodles and spinach.

Putting it all together:

  1. Once the tomatoes and garlic are roasted, pulse them in a food processor with 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Pulse for only about 10 seconds just to slightly break down the tomatoes and garlic.
  2. Toss the noodles and spinach with the roasted tomatoes, chopped fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
  3. Squeeze on some lemon juice, then toss again.
  4. Sprinkle with the ricotta cheese and enjoy!

Keywords: roasted tomato pasta sauce, roasted tomato sauce, roasted tomato pasta

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  1. Mmm, your pasta looks so delicious, I love adding spinach and ricotta cheese. And I completely agree with you on the resolution front. I never say the words “diet” or “lose weight” at this time of year because it sounds so negative and makes me feel like I’m depriving myself. Right now, my goal is to incorporate more vegetables into my meals and I’m also getting into the habit of cutting up lots of fruit and veggies for snacks. If I feel like having bread with my meal or dessert at the end of the day, I’ll have it! 🙂

  2. Looks delicious! I’m much like you where I don’t do diets – it’s a recipe for failure (in my case). A new year is a great time to hit refresh and focus on eating more nutritional foods and I love the way you added spinach to the sauce and used a more nutritional pasta! YUM!

  3. Winner winner pasta dinner is right!!! Oh my gawd this looks absolutely divine!! So bight I can just imagine the flavours. Love the addition of the spinach in the sauce, I’ve been trying to add in more leafy greens so I can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

  4. I’m with you on no resolutions in January – I also know I’ll fail and instead I try to eat healthy (isn) throughout the year. This pasta looks amazing – so colourful and vibrant! I can’t believe it’s healthy and so filling!

  5. I fell in love with roasted tomatoes a few years ago and I think I ate them in everything including scrambled eggs. I kept a jar of them in the fridge to put on crackers, pasta, spaghetti sauce… everything! I know I would totally love this pasta dish with the fresh basil. Looks so pretty!

  6. I just *love* the look and sound of this dish, Jo-Anna. Simple flavors like this are the best in muchly-needed weeknight pasta dish. I bet the ricotta adds so much creaminess.