Roasted Balsamic Red Onion and Cherry Tomato Pasta

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
1:05 h

Dinner doesn't get simpler than this! This is a beautiful roasted balsamic red onion and tomato pasta. Packed full of incredible punchy flavours, this recipe is perfect for when you want to impress, without having to spend too long in the kitchen.

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For the recipe

<item-todo-done>4 medium red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp balsamic vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g cherry tomatoes good quality<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 sprigs of thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>250g spaghetti<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> simple green salad to serve<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Oven preheated to 200°C, fan setting | Roasting tin | Large Pan | Tin foil

Start the roasting process

  • Peel the onions, cut off both ends and cut the onions into wedges
  • Spread the onions around in the tin, drizzle over 2 tbsp of the olive oil and 2 tbsp of the balsamic vinegar and season with a little salt and pepper
  • Add the water to the tin, cover the tin with foil, put the tin in the oven and roast for 30 minutes

Finish the roasting process

  • Halve the cherry tomatoes
  • Remove the tin from the oven
  • Add the tomatoes to the tin around the onions
  • Drizzle over the remaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle over the thyme sprigs
  • Put the tin in the oven, turn the oven down to 180˚C, fan setting and roast for a further 30 minutes uncovered

Prepare the pasta

  • When the onions and tomatoes have 10 minutes left in the oven, cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions (approx 9 minutes) in a big pot of boiling salted water

Finish the dish and serve

  • Remove the tin from the oven and set it down on a heat proof surface
  • Remove the thyme sprigs
  • Add a ladle of pasta water to the tin, stir to deglaze and create a silky saucy consistency
  • Drain the pasta, add the pasta to the tin and stir to coat and cover
  • Twist the pasta into bowls, dress with a simple green salad or some fresh herbs, season with a little salt and pepper and serve immediately
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