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Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

The cherry tomato plant in our garden would be 10 feet tall if we had stakes that high.  What is it about the small tomato plants that makes them grow like crazy?  We grew those small yellow pear shaped tomatoes one year and it was absolutely out of control as well.  Grew up and over the cage and then across the ground.  There was no stopping it!

So since we have an abundance of cherry tomatoes I have had my eye out for recipes that use a bunch all at once.  While Benzo likes to eat them raw, I’m never going to just pop one in my mouth.  I prefer my tomatoes cooked or mixed together with a bunch of other stuff.

I don’t remember how I came across this recipe but as soon as I saw it I knew it would be good.

Pasta with Kalamata Olives & Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce @ Epicurious

Kalamata olives, capers, feta and roasted tomatoes?  How could it be bad?  Benzo made this for us about a week before I went into labor.  He said that it was surprisingly easy.  Roasting the tomatoes takes awhile but that is all hands-off time.  He said the hardest or longest part was cutting all the cherry tomatoes in half.

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We ending up making a half recipe and it was just right for two adults and a toddler.  We left off the pine nuts just because we didn’t have any.  The end result was AMAZING!  Seriously so delicious.  I can’t wait to make this again.  Hopefully this week we will have enough cherry tomatoes for round two!

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