Butterfly Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Butterfly Pasta with Tomato Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4

Butterfly Pasta with Tomato Sauce uses fresh grape or cherry tomatoes for a bit of sweetness.


  • 1/2 box (16 ounces) butterfly pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat; add tomatoes. Cook, shaking the pan a few times, until tomatoes begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion; cook stirring 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Lightly smash tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste; cook 1 minute.
  3. Drain pasta; stir into skillet with the sauce until well coated. Sprinkle with basil leaves and cheese. Serve immediately.


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