You know the recipes that you make again and again because they're just that good? This pasta is one of ours. And while it's incredibly simple to prepare, the final dish is elegant and summery -- the perfect meal for a hungry family or unexpected guests.
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Capers
1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, plus more for serving, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 pound short pasta, such as orecchiette
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1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss tomatoes, capers, and oregano with oil and season with salt. Roast until tomatoes burst and begin to brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.
2. Return pasta and 1/4 cup pasta water to pot and add tomato mixture. Cook over high until sauce is slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. If necessary, add remaining pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta. Serve sprinkled with oregano.
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