Roasted tomato pasta and awards

Barbecue season is finally, maybe, starting also in the midwest and with it the question “what do I bring?”. I have a tendency to choose to bring pasta for at least a couple of good reasons: is cheap, is good, can be cooked in a number of different ways, and is easy to transport. This last time I chose to cook pasta with roasted tomatoes. It is very simple and makes quite an impression. I noticed that cooking a simple dish with flavorful ingredients is often more successful than cooking a complex dish, so I am sticking with those sort of dish when I cook for a lot of people: it make my life easier and the guests happy.

In addition in this post I am sharing (if blogger cooperates with me) the versatile blogger award that Manu from Manu’s menu kindly passed on to me.

Roasted tomato pasta and awards

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 spoon capers
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • EVOO
  • grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino)


  1. First I started the water for the pasta. Then I prepared a bit of aromatic oil by chopping capers, oregano and a clove of garlic and putting it in a bit of oil. I then sliced the tomatoes and arranged them on an oven dish so that they were not overlapping. I poured the seasoned oil on the tomatoes and seasoned the tomatoes with salt and pepper. I cooked the tomatoes in the oven for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile I cooked the spaghetti until al dente and drained them. I mixed the pasta with the tomatoes and added a bit of grated cheese (pecorino, parmesan or any other salty cheese works), mixed everything and brought to my first barbecue of the season.
  2. Pasta bowl was pretty much polished by the end of the barbecue and I received a number of compliments on the dish.

So as promised here are the awards. This part of the post was lost in the cyber space when blogger crashed and not only did it take my post, but also the comments I left on some of the recipients walls (the ones that use blogger), so I hope I am making a good job of reposting. If you catch anything that is not quite right let me know.

First I want to pass on the most deserved award that I got some time ago from an Indonesian in Turkey to Manu for her friendship and her support for my blog. Thanks Manu!!!

Then I am going to pass the versatile blogger award to a couple of the blogger whose site I enjoy reading. Hopefully this time blogger won’t crash taking the award with him again… Thank you for your patience!

a meandering Mango
the Cilantropist
Fiona from Nuts about Food
Kate from the Diethood
Kristina from my Life as a Mrs
Letizia from Letizia Golosa
Nancy from Spicy Foodie
Ruth from Bread and Milk and Blackberries
Sandra from Sandra’s easy cooking
Shellina from the Frugal Flambe
Tiffany from Como Water

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11 Responses to Roasted tomato pasta and awards

  1. ameanderingmango says:

    Hi there – wow – delicious looking pasta! Congrats on the award and thanks for listing me! Very sweet and much appreciated! – Bhavani

  2. Nuts about food says:

    Thank you, grazie mille!!! This award is so very appreciated.

  3. Manu says:

    Ohhh GRAZIEEEEEEEEE!!!! <3 <3 <3 Sia per il premio che per le tue belle parole! You know I love your blog… we both know sometimes it is hard to cook real Italian food living abroad and you are doing a fantastic job! 🙂

  4. Kristina (Tina) says:

    Aw thank you so much for the award! SO sweet of you. 🙂

  5. Tiffany says:

    This pasta looks wonderful! I love that the tomatoes are roasted! Mmmm. And THANK YOU for the award! I love your blog and feel honored that you passed on an award to me! 😀

  6. Spicie Foodie says:

    Your pasta looks mouthwatering. I love trying new sauces, so thanks for sharing. Congrats on the awards 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me and congrats to the other recipients. Have a great day 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    I see it now…Thank you sweetie, really ..I appreciate it so much! And congrats on your well deserved awards!

  8. Letizia Golosa says:

    So Sweet!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for this roasted tomato pasta award!!!!

  9. Sandra says:

    Thank you again for thinking of me, and congrats on the award!!It always makes me happy!!
    Your pasta and roasted tomatoes look know how much I enjoy your tasty dishes..
    Thanks again!


  10. says:

    Roasted tomatoes in pasta…YUMMO!!!

    Thank you sooo much my friend for passing this along to me… I am flattered and oh so grateful!! xoxo

  11. Kimberly says:

    Oh man this looks amazing! I LOVE pasta like this. Bookmarked!!

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