Mediterranean Pasta With Fire Roasted Tomatoes

“I found this recipe on an advertisement page for 'McCormick Gourmet Collection' spices. This recipe sounded pretty good, though maybe a little labor intensive for a week night! I think a nice Italian sausage would add to this dish as well, so I included it as optional.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (10 to 12)
  • 12 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mccormick california style minced garlic made from fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons mccormick gourmet collection mediterranean spiced sea salt
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or McCormick Gourmet collection Coarse Grind Black Pepper)
  • 8 ounces pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 lb Italian chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch sections, cooked and drained, set aside (optional)
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Place tomato halves, cut sides up, in foil-lined 15 x 10 inch pan which has been sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup of the olive oil, minced garlic, spiced sea salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Spoon over tomatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  4. Bake in pre-heated 400 degree F oven 45 to 60 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and browned on top.
  5. Place 1/2 of the roasted tomatoes and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large bowl. Coarsely mash tomatoes.
  6. Add pasta and remaining roasted tomatoes; toss to mix well.
  7. Add Italian sausage (if using); toss to mix well.
  8. Sprinkle with additional spiced sea salt, if desired.
  9. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and a warm hearty bread and green salad.

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