Cherry Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Number of Servings: 4 (230 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

Low-fat ricotta is the perfect base for a simple pasta sauce. Roasted tomatoes bring sweetness and acidity to balance the dish.


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved (about 4 cups)
  • 5 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup (2 oz.) ricotta salata cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bake until tomatoes collapse (20 minutes).
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid.
  4. Return pasta and reserved liquid to pan; stir in tomatoes, remaining 4 teaspoons oil, remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt, basil, pepper, and cheese. Toss well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 230 g

Amount per serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 40g
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 72.5mg 6%
Iron 2.5mg 10%
Potassium 510mg 10%
Vitamin A 86.6mcg 10%
Vitamin C 21.1mg 25%
Vitamin E 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin K 30.2mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 7.1mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 248.3mcg 62%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 7mcg 25%
Chloride 167.4mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 171.1mg 15%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 51.1mg 10%
Zinc 1.3mg 10%
Selenium 38.2mcg 70%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 1.1mcg 2%
Molybdenum 8.1mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Spaghetti (wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Part Skim Ricotta (pasteurized Whey, Pasteurized Milk, Vinegar, Stabilizer (modified Corn Starch, Guar Gum, Carrageenan), Salt), Olive Oil, Basil, Salt, Black Pepper.

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