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Fresh Grape Tomato Pasta

Fresh Grape Tomato Pasta, a delicious end of summer pasta recipe. Fresh tomatoes, spices and Orecchiette Pasta make it dinner perfect.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (chopped fine)
  • 40 grape or cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more if desired)
  • pinch hot pepper flakes if desired
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 10-15 capers
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups cooked pasta
  • arugula to taste
  • freshly grated parmesan or pecorino cheese as desired


  • In a large pan, add olive oil,  garlic, sliced tomatoes, sprinkle with oregano, salt, hot pepper flakes and parsley, cook on medium until tomatoes have started to brown.  
    Add capers, cooked pasta and 1/2 ladle of pasta water, cook on medium high for approximately 2 minutes stirring to combine.  Do not let water completely disappear, you want a bit of a thick soupy sauce.  
    Serve on arugula leaves and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan or pecorino cheese.  Enjoy!


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.7mg