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Tomato Confit Pasta

Tomato Confit Pasta

Servings 4 servings
Author Brandon Matzek


  • 2 pints 50 – 60 cherry tomatoes, stemmed
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • Handful of basil leaves, torn, plus more for topping
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz dried pasta


  • Preheat an oven to 325°F. Place tomatoes, garlic and basil on a rimmed baking sheet, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with a large pinch of salt and several turns of black pepper, then toss to combine. Bake until the tomatoes are soft and wrinkled, 45 – 50 minutes, stirring the tomatoes around a few times to ensure even cooking.
  • While the tomatoes are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente (soft on the outside, but still some bite left on the inside). Place cooked pasta and tomato confit* in a large bowl, tossing to combine. Season to taste with additional kosher salt and black pepper (I added a couple additional pinches of salt).

To serve, divide pasta between 4 bowls, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of chopped fresh basil.


    *If you don’t plan on using all of the tomato confit with the pasta, discard garlic, and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.