Summer Weeknight Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta.
This weeknight burst tomato burrata pasta is perfect for summer dinner! Burst tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, basil and melty burrata is a dream come true on your summer table. So fresh and comforting.
This may be my ultimate summer weeknight meal. I mean… can you blame me?!
Those burst tomatoes. Melty burrata. Garlic and olive oil. Tons of fresh basil. The pasta!!
It’s everything in a skillet that is so deliciously summer and comforting and warm. And SIMPLE.
This is a super simple dish with a few ingredients but it will blow your mind in terms of flavor. It’s all I want to eat.
Burst tomato pasta isn’t a new thing around here! We absolutely adore this roasted garlic butter burst tomato bucatini dish too – again it’s simple in terms of ingredients, but has so much flavor. The good news is that this dish here with burrata is so much easier – no need to roast the garlic and make a butter. Everything can go into one skillet and get all merry and delish.
I like to kick things off here with a slightly spicy garlic oil. My garlic sauce pasta is always a huge hit, and I wanted to take some notes of flavor from that. So we start with a bunch of garlic cloves and red pepper flakes. Then let the tomatoes burst in that incredible oil. They take on so much flavor while at the same time melting into the oil. It sort of creates a burst tomato oil in a way, with hints of garlic and spice.
It’s SO GOOD.
You could seriously use the oil itself to dip some fresh sourdough in. Or drizzle on vegetables. It’s fantastic.
What I reeeeeally love about this recipe is that even though tomatoes aren’t perfect yet where I live, lettings them burst in a skillet gives them a ton more flavor. Sort of like slow roasting them. So it means you can technically make this dish any time of year and be happy.
One the tomatoes have burst in the garlicky oil, toss in some cooked pasta and lots of basil. Once everything is combined and coated in our little makeshift sauce, throw on the burrata cheese.
I love burrata SO much in this dish because it continues to melt into the warm pasta and bring everything together. You can toss it as much as you’d like, so it disperses the cheese or you can leave the burrata in fresher chunks and serve it that way.
Just look at that melty cheese and garlicky, saucy pasta. LOVE.
A final sprinkle of parmesan, fresh basil and crushed red pepper makes the entire dish.
It’s so easy and doesn’t look like much, but it’s summer comfort perfection!
Going to be a favorite weeknight meal FOR SURE.
Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta
Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for sprinkling
- 3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
- kosher salt and pepper
- ½ pound pasta, like spaghetti or bucatini
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for sprinkling
- 8 ounces burrata cheese
- parmesan cheese, for topping
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add in the garlic, dried basil and red pepper flakes, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the tomatoes with a big pinch of salt and pepper and toss them in the oil. Let the tomatoes cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until they begin to burst. Keep an eye on the skillet and low the heat if needed - if the tomatoes aren’t bursting, you can increase the heat just a bit too.
- While the tomatoes burst, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta.
- Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it directly to the skillet. Toss the mixture a few times so all the noodles are coated. Turn off the heat and toss in the fresh basil. Add in the burrata cheese, either in pieces or one large ball, and mix it in as much as you’d like (or as little!). Taste the pasta and add in more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve immediately, top with parmesan cheese, more fresh basil and red pepper flakes.
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41 Comments on “Summer Weeknight Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta.”
This pasta is so fun! What type is this?
it’s this long fusilli from dellalo! https://www.delallo.com/delallo-fusilli-col-buco-pasta-1-lb/
What cut of pasta is that? It looks so pretty and fun. The recipe looks great, I can’t wait to try it.
thanks! this long fusilli! https://www.delallo.com/delallo-fusilli-col-buco-pasta-1-lb/
This is my 3 year olds favorite dinner, he requests it all the time! I make it as is, and it comes out perfect. A great week night meal to put in our rotation.
HI Jessica. First, congratulations on your new addition. Your kids are adorable.
This recipe looks awesome. I am addicted to pasta. I live in your neck of the woods. Where do you get burrata? Maybe Delallo’s.
Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! I made this recipe tonight and it was fantastic!! Quick, easy, and full of flavor!
never heard of this cheese, and i luv cheese . I am Italian and do not know about this cheese and never seen it before this post. Can u buy it in chain grocery stores? i am always in the gourmet cheese area, but never seen it before, but i want it
Tammy, burrata is a specialty from Puglia, and it can be described as a mozzarella shell filled with strands of more mozzarella drenched in cream. Yes, it’s that sinful :) Its popularity outside Puglia is quite recent even in Italy, let’s say some 30 years, but it’s quickly become a staple on every cheese lover’s plate. I have no idea where you can get it in the States, just be sure it’s super fresh as the older it gets, the thickest the outside layer becomes, and you lose all the creaminess inside. Enjoy!
They sell it at my local Meijer in Michigan. I haven’t checked Kroger. It’s by the fresh mozzarella.
This was SO GOOD. I honestly didn’t expect so much flavor out of so few ingredients but I was so wrong. Bursting with flavor and so simple this will definitely be a weeknight staple. I added some garlicky breadcrumbs for crunch
Made this for company tonight and it was a hit with everyone!
Have always wanted to try cooking with burrata and you inspired me with this recipe. I made it tonight for company, they loved it, husband loved it, kids all had seconds. Oh yeah and 8 oz burrata was $5 at Trader Joe’s Yeah!!!
Red pepper flakes were a perfect touch!!!
Congrats on the baby. Thanks for another incredible recipe!
This was SO good. So simple, but absolutely delicious. I’m down for anything with burrata, tomato, and basil all summer. Used the long fusilli too, which I think really was the perfect pasta shape here.
This way really good and easy to put together. I added a little onion that I had left in the fridge and used regular spaghetti noodles but otherwise followed the recipe as written. This is a keeper.
Made this tonight for my husband and a few friends – everyone loved it! I was pleasantly surprised how full of flavor it was for so few and such simple ingredients. 10/10 the perfect summer pasta dish!
What type of pasta did you use for this recipe that is pictured? It looks so fun- but I can’t seem to find that particular shape of pasta in my local grocery store.
I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for the easy tasty recipe!
Oh wow! It was everything promised! You were so right about the oil…great dipper for bruschetta etc. Great one dish meal that I can’t wait to make again!
Made this tonight with fettuccine and fresh picked cherry tomatoes-it was AMAZING! So quick and easy and so flavorful!
Amazing. So, so flavorful!!! Thank you for the great recipe.
This recipe looks incredible. Thinking of adding chicken for protein.
Looks Amaizing Pasta I must try with Best Cooking Pans With Removeable Handles
This recipe is amazing!! Such simple ingredients but so so tasty. It feels super decadent too without being over the top!
This is THE most incredible spaghetti dish I have ever made. It’s full flavor. All of the ingredients blend so beautifully together. I cannot wait to make it again. Ty for sharing this great receipe ❤
With this hot, smoky summer, my tomatoes were quite a bit smaller than usual, bigger than the ones in the photo but I just cut them in half and it worked! So, so tasty and easy to make. Because the container of burrata I bought from the Italian store had 2 inside and once opened, needed to be used quickly, I decided to make the recipe again two days later. My husband had to go out of town and when he heard I was making it again, he was bummed to miss it – all the more for me to enjoy!!!
So good! Simple fresh and delicious!!! I used fusilli. Very happy with the whole dish. I am a mediocre cook. This was so simple I will make it for friends!!
I had smoked burrata. I made this with that. Followed the recipe otherwise and LOVED. I am making it with reg. burrata tonight as a side to surf and turf. This is great all year.
This was absolutely amazing! 😍
I tried this- and it is amazing. I literally dream of making this everyday!
Thanks for this great recipe.
Just stumbled upon this recipe and made it today – so easy and delicious! Didn’t have any dried basil so doubled the fresh basil, and loved the kick from the dried chilis. Adding this to my rotation of quick summer pasta meals :)
This looks great! Could I put the tomatoes in the oven to burst instead of the stovetop? If so, is there a certain temp you’d suggest doing that at? Thanks~
Love all ingredients and easy to do
Wow. This was so amazing.
No words can explain how good this was. Thank you!!
Holy Mother of All Things Holy this was SO delicious! We usually have our meals buffet style but we had to put the pan on the table because everyone kept digging in for more!!
Amazing! I added Italian chicken sausage and maybe a 1/2 cup of the pasta water, to make it a little creamier. Delish! Definitely in my rotation now!
Chopped real basil mixed in at the end and allowed to sit for a few minutes, instead of dried when you cook the garlic would be sensational!
So yummy! Adding this to my recipe rotations!
This was so easy and just perfect. I did add some balsamic vinegar. Will make often.
Won’t the garlic start to burn in the oil being in the pan for so long with the tomatoes?
We love this pasta recipe so much! I doubled the garlic though and added a sprinkling of dried roasted garlic granules. We also added a little bit of fresh torn basil and about a cup and a half of chopped fresh spinach. It was amazing! So fun to try it with different noodle varieties too.