Pasta with Fresh No-Cook Tomato Sauce

When you have fresh, seasonal tomatoes on hand, there’s no need to cook the bejesus out of them. In this tomato sauce recipe, sweet cherry tomatoes (use any fresh chopped tomatoes) are marinated with garlic, olive oil, fresh oregano, and parsley right on the counter. Then, they’re tossed with hot pasta and fresh goat cheese to create a creamy, tangy no-cook sauce. Serve a crisp salad on the side.

tomatoes no cook sauce with pasta

Total Time: 45 mins
Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

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Potato, Squash, & Goat Cheese Gratin

This is an easy, rustic recipe that makes a great vegetarian meal or a pretty side dish for summer or autumn. It’s so simple: Yellow squash layered in a jumble with sliced red potato and goat cheese. No cream needed at all.

There’s not a ton of cheese and no cream (just a splash of milk to keep it tender), so the fresh taste of the vegetables is front and center. We sprinkled our gratin with basil at the end for a little color. It was a near-perfect dinner (and great leftover, FYI).

squash potato goat cheese gratin

serves 6

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Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato Mac and Cheese

This dish is like nostalgia and vacation stirred together. First, the gooey mac and cheese brings you back to the staple dinner you enjoyed as a kid, and second, the fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella will make you feel like you’re dining at a piazza in Italy.

cheese tomato mac and cheese

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