Pasta with gratin-style tomatoes

Today's dish is, in short, a simple and interesting alternative to the usual pasta with tomato sauce. You could also make it as part of a dinner party, on account of both its deliciousness and healthiness. A delicious pasta dish topped with loads of gratin-style tomatoes roasted in the oven.


  • short pasta 250 grams
  • tomatoes A dozen San Marzano tomatoes
  • parsley
  • basil
  • breadcrumbs 30 grams
  • parmesan 30 grams
  • Pecorino sheep's cheese 30 grams
  • capers A handful of capers, rinsed of any salt
  • black olives A handful of pitted black olives
  • extra virgin olive oil
45 minutes Total time
45 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Arrange the halved tomatoes in a baking dish. Prepare a mixture of breadcrumbs, the two cheeses, parsley and basil, capers and the pitted olives. Chop and mix them all together well with a little extra virgin olive oil. Cover the tomatoes with the gratin mix and roast in the oven for half an hour at 200°C. Cook the pasta. Toss the pasta with half the gratin tomatoes and use the other half to garnish the dish when you serve.

If you like pungent flavours, add some anchovies to your gratin mixture
The "San Marzano" name of the tomatoes used in this recipe is derived from the geographical region of Italy whence they come: San Marzano sul Sarno. Despite the fact that its name suggests a well-defined region of origin, it is a variety that grows well almost everywhere, if properly watered.

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