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cellentani pasta in creamy tomato sauce

Cellentani Pasta In Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce - Cavatappi Pasta

This creamy tomato pasta made using cellentani pasta shells (cavatappi pasta shells) and roasted cherry tomatoes make a delicious and easy vegetarian pasta dish. You may also try other kinds of pasta shells if you do not have cavatappi pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cavatappi pasta recipe, cellentani pasta, roasted cherry tomato sauce pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 302kcal


  • 16 oz cellentani pasta (cavatappi pasta)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes may use little more if you like
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • water as needed to cook the pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt as needed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups marinara sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Layer the cherry tomatoes in a single layer in a baking pan, sprinkle little salt (and also little onion powder and garlic powder if you wish).
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are roasted and starts to burst the juice out.
  • Once the cherry tomatoes are roasted, keep it aside.
  • Boil the pasta in enough water and salt, following the directions in the package( I also added the peas along with the pasta so it got cooked along with the pasta, but if you wish you can cook the pasta separately too.)
  • Add the fresh or frozen peas also to the boiling pasta, mix well.
  • Once the pasta and peas are cooked, drain the hot water and add the olive oil, mix well (adding oil to the hot pasta will help to prevent the pasta shells keeping together).
  • Meanwhile, gently mash the roasted cherry tomatoes (you don't have to mash it well, just need to give a gentle press with a spoon so they remain chunky).
  • Add the pasta sauce to the cooked pasta and peas, and also add the roasted cherry tomatoes and heavy cream, mix until all ingredients are combined well. Now the delicious and creamy tomato pasta is ready to be enjoyed!!


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg