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Tomato & Garlic Pasta with Burrata

  • Author: Kylie Lato
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


You are less than 30 minutes away from the most delightful tomato and garlic pasta you’ve ever tasted! Fresh, ripe cherry tomatoes combine with butter, garlic, white wine and a splash of heavy cream to create the lightest, creamiest pasta sauce you’ve ever tasted. 



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz. bucatini cooked according to package directions until al dente
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, juliene cut
  • 8 oz. Burrata cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large saute pan over medium low heat until butter melts.
  2. Add garlic and oregano and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring frequently.
  3. Then add tomatoes and white wine along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer over medium to medium low heat for 8-10 minutes or until cherry tomatoes begin to burst. 
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in heavy cream.
  6. Season to taste, then toss with pasta. Garnish with fresh basil and burrata.


  • Boil your pasta JUST until al dente. I usually boil it for about 1 minute less than the lowest recommended cooking time. So if it says boil 9-11 minutes, I usually taste it at 8 minutes and strain the noodles then. They’re going to cook just a bit more once tossed with the sauce so this will prevent them from getting mushy.
  • Toss your cooked pasta in olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. This is going to prevent it from sticking together and making it real easy to slather it in the tomato and garlic sauce at the end. Also, no need to rinse the pasta at all!
  • Be sure to keep stirring after you’ve added the garlic so that it doesn’t burn! The butter, oil and white wine are going to do a good job coating the garlic, which will keep it from burning also. But make sure that you are stirring the garlic and tomatoes every couple minutes while they simmer so that a rouge piece of garlic doesn’t stick to the pan and burn.
  • Work over medium or medium low heat for this recipe. It can be tempting to crank the heat and get things moving (especially when you have to simmer something for 8 minutes). But DON’T! As mentioned above the garlic can burn easily so it’s important to heat it low and slow. Patience is a virtue and it will come in handy for this recipe!
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian/American

Keywords: burst tomato pasta, tomato basil pasta, tomato pasta