Examine This Pasta Pomodoro

Today we have a post by another new guest blogger, Michelle Levine. Michelle not only writes for her own food blog at Eat and Sip in the City, but contributes to reviews of Boston area eateries at Examiner.com. Her contacts in the food scene of Boston allows her to look over the shoulder of local chefs while they make some great dishes. Michele worked with Sal Greco of Imperial Pizza to come up with a delicious and fresh pasta dish. Take a look and welcome Michelle!

This dish is quick and easy. It will be ready in less than 15 minutes!  I like to use fresh pasta but dried pasta can be used as well. The tomatoes are showcased in this light and easy sauce and the flavors of garlic and basil taste refreshing and delicious.  Imagine making this recipe towards the end of the summer with vine ripe tomatoes and basil from the garden, I know I’ll be doing that! It’s tasty with grilled chicken or fish alongside veggies and salad.

Pasta Pomodoro

2-3 servings


1 9 oz. package of homemade fettuccine (or approx. ½ pound dry pasta)

1 pint roma grape tomatoes (cherry tomatoes work too)

1 garlic clove

8 lg. basil leaves

3 tbsp. olive oil

Salt, pepper, fresh parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Put 4 quarts of water in a medium sized pot, with salt, on the stove to boil
  2. Wash tomatoes and halve them
  3. Chop basil leaves and garlic
  4. In a sauté pan, pour in olive oil and heat at medium high
  5. Before the water comes to a full boil, add tomatoes, basil, garlic with salt and pepper, to taste, to the heated sauté pan
  6. Allow to simmer, around 3 minutes
  7. Add pasta to boiling water and stir occasionally. Cook pasta around 2 minutes before draining.
  8. Add partly cooked fettuccine  to the sauté pan with the other ingredients and mix/toss
  9. Simmer for just a couple more minutes before serving
  10. Garnish and add flavor with a drizzle of oil, additional sprinkle of basil, and parmesan cheese to taste and enjoy!

Inspired by and prepared with Sal Greco of Imperial Pizza, Brighton, MA

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Categories: Guest, Italian, kosher, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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39 Comments on “Examine This Pasta Pomodoro”

  1. Somer
    April 18, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    This looks delicious and is easily made vegan with the omission of the parmesan!


  2. rigmover
    April 18, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Man that looks really nice, its making me hungry.


  3. Missus Tribble
    April 18, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Oooh, I can easily adapt this to be lactose free! Yummy!


  4. ambergravitt
    April 18, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Makes me want to climb right into the screen and curl up in it. Yum!


  5. April 18, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    This is one of my fav dishes! Looks excellent and now I’m SO hungry!!! Craving pasta, looks like I will be trying this one tonight, can’t wait! Thanks for sharing:)


  6. April 18, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    This looks delicious, and I will definitely be trying this out next week. Forget about summer! I can’t wait to try this with some grilled chicken to top it off. Thanks for the great recipe! It does look so simple.


  7. Nuria
    April 18, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Hey Ranting Chef – nice post today! I love the idea of a simple pasta dish. Mine tend to get over done and lose out on the simplicity of good Italian food. In fact, there is a place in my route home called ‘Pastaworks’ that hand-makes genuine italian pastas and even lasagna sheets. Yum! This will motivate me to stop by one of these days. Thanks!


  8. April 18, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Looks absolutely delicious. I must try this at home soon! The photos and the step by step makes me want some now.


  9. A Budding Chef
    April 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Yum! That definitely looks like something I’ll want to cook down the line, especially because Mum is always getting the pomodoro when we go out to Olive Garden.


  10. April 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    This looks delish! I am definitely going to try it 🙂


  11. April 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    This looks so fresh and tasty!
    By the way, I have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award (like you need another one, right? haha) http://zimonawhim.com/2012/04/18/kreativ-blogger-award/


  12. tiffany drape
    April 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    love it! thanks for visiting my blog 🙂


  13. April 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Looks Delish!


  14. April 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I think I’ll have this tonight. Thanks!


  15. April 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    What a tasty piece of art! Yummy!


  16. April 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Looks simple and delicious! 🙂


  17. April 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Those tomatoes look insanely delicious!


  18. April 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm #



  19. April 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    I’ve been missing pasta. I think this will be the next meal I cook … but first, to the supermarket! YUM!


  20. April 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    So glad I found you! This looks so good, I wanted to lick my computer screen!


  21. April 19, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Sounds delicious – am feeling very inspired!


  22. April 19, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Ummm looks yummy and simple to prepare…I like! 😀


  23. April 19, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    One of my favourite ways to enjoy beautiful pasta, tomatoes, basil and a lot of love!


  24. April 19, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    this looks delicious!


  25. April 19, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Looks so tempting – and vegan too!


  26. April 19, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Looks awesome and very easy to make! If I had access to a kitchen I would be making it tonight! Hopefully in 3 weeks when I get to go home.


  27. April 19, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Sounds yummy! Love tomatoes in any form!


  28. FoodieMel
    April 19, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    This looks great! I make something similar to this with gnocchi and Campari tomatoes! So simple yet so tasty! Thanks for sharing!


  29. April 19, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    This looks so yummy! The only thing that would make it better is adding some chunks of fresh mozzarella! Oh yeah…


  30. April 19, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Looks and sounds delish!!! I love the simplicity of ingredients too do they really shine 🙂 yum!!!


  31. April 19, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    A Chef with attitude…I love it! I’ll be checking in to see what the Recipe and Rant of the day are. Thanks for the like…I like too!


  32. thenewviewnl
    April 20, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Wauw that looks so tasty! I think that it also taste soooo good. I really love your blog! I can’t wait to read the next blog. Thank you so much for liking my blog 🙂 I’m following you for sure!


  33. April 20, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    alright, that’s what we’ll have for dinner! great blog btw – i’m hooked))


  34. April 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    This looks quick and delicious! I’m going to try it.


  35. growalabamachef
    April 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Can’t wait to make this one! Looks absolutely delish, and oh so fresh!


  36. April 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Good, easy recipe. Made it for The Missus tonight and she really liked it. I gave the pasta some extra time to “simmer” with the basil/garlic/tomatoes and it gave it a great flavor.



  37. May 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on Eat and Sip in the City.



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