Easy Pasta Recipes

Giada’s Cherry Tomato Spaghetti Delight

Giada’s Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

This delicious and easy-to-make spaghetti dish is a favorite of Giada De Laurentiis. It features cherry tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil, all cooked together in a light olive oil sauce. The result is a flavorful and healthy meal that can be enjoyed any night of the week.


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet and toss to combine. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Serve the spaghetti warm.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 456
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 79g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fiber: 5g

Additional Tips and Variations:

  • For a vegan version, omit the Parmesan cheese.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • For a heartier version, add cooked Italian sausage.

This Giada’s Cherry Tomato Spaghetti is a quick and easy meal that is sure to please. With its simple ingredients and flavorful sauce, it’s a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner any night of the week.