Quick-Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Onion and Garlic on Pennette

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2
Quick-Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Onion and Garlic on Pennette

Bring large pot salted water to boil.


Place tomatoes, cut side down, in single layer in non-aluminum baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees in lower area of oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven. When tomatoes are just cool enough to handle, pinch off skins and discard. Pour juices into small dish; reserve. Cut tomatoes in coarse chunks and return to baking dish. Toss with oil, onion, garlic, rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Bake 5 minutes more.


Cook pennette as directed on package until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.


To serve, toss drained hot pasta with tomato mixture. Add reserved tomato juices (strain if desired). If mixture is dry, also reserved cooking liquid as needed. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot or warm. Pass grated cheese separately.

Add a little red wine vinegar to the finished dish to balance the acidity if your tomatoes aren’t full-flavored.

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