Recipes for Pasta – Penne and Roasted Tomatoes

This meal is super simple but the final result is amazing. The roasted tomatoes bring a unique sweetness to the pasta. To top it off it is very easy to make. Here is what you are going to need:

1 pound cherry tomatoes – washed
Olive oil
Coarse Salt
Black Pepper
2 tsp. sugar
Balsamic vinegar
12 oz. cooked penne pasta
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the tomatoes in a baking pan – in a single layer – and drizzle with olive oil. Salt generously. Season with black pepper.

Roast the tomatoes for about 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and flip tomatoes – do not worry if they break up a bit.

Sprinkle the sugar on them and drizzle them with balsamic vinegar. Return your pan to the oven. Roast for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Until tomatoes are cooked and caramelized.

Place the cooked pasta in a large skillet and add olive oil. Add the roasted tomatoes and the parsley. Toss well and heat through.

Serve and enjoy!

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • January 25, 2011



    I enjoy watching your videos. The recipes are so simple to follow and make, your such a good teacher. I’m not really a good cook. But your videos are great I wanted to say that I am going to try out this recipe and of course others. One at a time. I let you know how it came out.


  • January 26, 2011


    Thank you so much for the message Maria! I really appreciate it! I am happy I can be of help. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • September 30, 2011


    I made this dish for my family. My husband and 4 year old daughter loved it. My 4 year old ate the tomatoes and my husband said it was a new and refreshing dish. I’m trying more of your dishes. Thanks so much!

  • October 5, 2011


    I love this dish. It is simple, healthy and so rich in flavor. Thank you very much for all your comments and for trying out my recipes. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • December 5, 2011


    I agree. This dish is soo good. I just cooked it right now as I am typing, I have my laptop in my kitchen and was following your instructions as soon as the dish was completed I took a bite and gave my 8yr old daughter a bite she loved it and ate a tomato which she hates. Cannot say enough, thank you so much for all your recipes.

  • December 10, 2011


    Hi Liliana!
    Thank you for the message! I am happy this worked for you! You are welcome!
    Mary Ann