30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta

30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta
This pasta. THIS pasta! Sometimes I spend a lot of time and resources making a meal and it bombs. SO disappointing. Other times the amount of work I put in is pretty equal to the enjoyment. Then there’s that rare occasion that I throw something together and it’s a huge hit. It always feels a bit like I cheated because I didn’t do much but I get a lot out of it (like kids who don’t fuss the entire dinner, that’s always a great thing). This 30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta is one of those meals that kind of makes itself but everyone really loves. It’s the perfect salute to summer.

I roast just about everything, but roasting tomatoes was new to me. Like most everything else, it makes them sweet and perfectly tasty. Add some good olive oil, garlic, and sausage to the mix and you have yourself a pasta dish that comes together without much work on your part. It tastes like you spent hours over a pot of sausage pasta sauce, but it takes less than 30 minutes to get it on the table. Serve it with some bread, a side salad, and some fresh fruit (we had cantaloupe from the garden), and you have a really quick meal the whole family will love.

Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage PastaIf you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment, pin it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #blessthismesseat on Instagram. I love to see your kitchen skills in action!

Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta
 
Ingredients
For the tomatoes:
  • 1 to 1½ pounds tomatoes, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
For the Pasta
  • 1 pound pasta, like penne (whole wheat or traditional)
  • 1 pound ground sausage (traditional, hot, Italian... use what you like)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • Fresh Parmesan
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed backing sheet with foil. Spread the chopped tomatoes on the foil, sprinkle on the minced garlic, drizzle with the olive oil, and then add the salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes in the hot oven and roast for 15-20 minutes.
  2. While the tomatoes are cooking, cook you pasta al dente, according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet cook the sausage until it is no longer pink. When the pasta and tomatoes are both done, add them both to the skillet with the sausage. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Stir until well combined. Serve right away with grated fresh Parmesan and more salt and pepper to taste.

 

This recipe is inspired by and slightly adapted from Cooking Canuck. Love this site!

30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta

Wasn’t that easy! I hope you’ll make this before tomato season is over. It’s a keeper and one that’s going into my rotation.

Tomato Sausage Pasta

8 comments on “30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta

  1. This looks outstanding – definitely my kind of pasta dish! Oven-roasted tomatoes pack so much flavor, and it’s really such a simple thing to do. I love how quickly and easily this dish comes together, and I can absolutely see why it was such an immediate hit for your family! Don’t you love when, effortlessly, a new family fave is born!?!? :D ~Shelley

  2. I made this and it was a hit, two adults and a 10 year old. I didn’t have ground sausage so took the casings off two large sausage and broke those up. I also held the second amount of salt that you have added to the pasta mix. yummy, thank you, making it again tonight.

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