Spaghetti with butter sauce and cherry tomatoes

Unctuous and sweet – This is one spaghetti you’ll fall in love with.

Spaghetti with butter sauce and cherry tomatoes

An easy buttery spaghetti with cherry tomatoes with a hint of heat from chili pepper flakes. Serve this delicious pasta with a simple spinach salad, a mushroom frisee salad or a bright and refreshing chilled pea and leek soup.

Spaghetti with Butter and Cherry Tomatoes

bowl of spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Pasta, Noodles
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes (seeded and quartered)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 kalamata olives (pitted and sliced in half)
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • handful of fresh basil (roughly chopped)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  3. On a cooking tray, lay aluminum paper (or parchment), and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add tomatoes, mix with olive oil, and roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. In a large pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, a little salt and pepper and cook until you can smell the garlic. Add tomatoes, olives, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Lower heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Drain pasta( do not rinse) and add to the pan.
  7. Toss well, season with salt and pepper adn serve with fresh basil.


  • Calories: 905
  • Saturated Fat: 19
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