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A simple, summery, and Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto. Great for nights when you’re craving cozy Italian and fresh summer flavors. This dish is made with fresh garden cherry tomatoes that are roasted with herbs and pureed into a creamy sauce with ricotta cheese. All together they make for the most vibrant and delicious summer pasta. Finish the dish off with parmesan cheese and crispy-salty prosciutto.

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Just like most people, I love a summer Caprese salad. It’s a summer classic. And when tomatoes are really at their peak, nice and juicy and sweet, it’s a delicious salad to enjoy almost daily.

But I have to admit, there are only so many tomato, basil, and mozzarella dishes I can enjoy before getting a little bored. Tomatoes can obviously be used throughout so many different recipes, so I’m trying to branch out and away from Caprese this season.

Instead, I’m trying to create more unique dishes, like tomato pastries, and plenty of Italian pasta.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto | halfbakedharvest.com

Here are the steps to making this pasta

I tried to keep this as simple as possible, so don’t let the steps and cooking time throw you off. Promise this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight.

The heart of the pasta is really all in the roasted garlic tomato sauce. The herbs, cheese, and prosciutto just help make every bite really extra yummy.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto | halfbakedharvest.com

My trick is to roast the tomatoes, garlic, and prosciutto together on the same sheet pan. As the tomatoes roast, the garlic caramelizes, and the prosciutto gets crispy.

Roast the tomatoes and garlic with lots of fresh thyme, rosemary, chili flakes, salt, and pepper.

Arrange the prosciutto on top of the tomatoes, then roast everything until those tomatoes burst and the prosciutto is crispy. It doesn’t take too long.

If you don’t eat meat, you can easily omit the prosciutto to make this a vegetarian pasta. It’s going to be great either way.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto | halfbakedharvest.com

Purée the tomatoes into a sauce

When the tomatoes have finished roasting, puree them with the garlic and ricotta cheese until smooth. You can do this in a food processor or blender.

Boil the pasta, but save some of the water for thinning the sauce. Melt the butter in a skillet with a little more fresh thyme. Next, add the tomato sauce, gouda cheese, the pasta, plus the reserved whole tomatoes. Toss everything together until it’s super creamy.

Finish with the prosciutto, and of course, I always add fresh basil. A wonderful easy pasta for these mid-summer days and even into the fall.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for more summer recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs

One Pot Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Pasta

Pesto Chicken Saltimbocca with Burst Tomatoes and Burrata

Detroit Style Tomato Herb Pepperoni Pizza

Cherry Tomato Pasta Alla Vodka

Lastly, if you make this Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 284 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
    2. On a baking sheet, toss together the olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, 2 tablespoons thyme, rosemary, and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Arrange the prosciutto on top of the tomatoes. Bake 15-20 minutes, until the prosciutto is crisp and the tomatoes are bursting.
    3. Add 2/3's of the tomatoes, the garlic, and the ricotta to a food processor. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Just before draining, remove 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain.
    5. In the same pot, melt together the butter and 1 tablespoon of thyme. Cook until the butter is browning, then add the tomato puree and 1/2 cup pasta cooking water, stirring until combined. Melt in the gouda and parmesan.
    6. Add the pasta and remaining tomatoes to the sauce, tossing to combine. If needed, thin the sauce with a little of the reserved pasta cooking water.
    7. Divide the pasta between plates. Top with parmesan, prosciutto, and fresh basil. EAT and ENJOY.
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  1. 5 stars
    Delish recipe. I didn’t have Gouda so I upped the ricotta and parm and still wonderful. I’m wondering if this sauce could be frozen though. I have tons of fresh garden tomatoes that need to be preserved in some way. Thoughts anyone?

    1. Hey Lucy,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) Sure, I think this would be totally fine for you to freeze! I would just freeze the sauce:) 🌼

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh — this was so delicious and easy to make. I can’t stand store bought ricotta, so I always make my own (Ina Garten’s 5 minute recipe) — and since I was roasting the tomatoes and since it’s summer, I threw in a cob of corn and roasted it too. KILLER RECIPE!!!!! Thanks!

    1. Hey Trisha,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) 🌼

  3. Y daughter made this for me last night! Was so tasty…Would love to try a vegan version of this?! Have you tried that!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so excited it was enjoyed! Sorry, I’ve not tried this with vegan ingredients. Hope you’re having a great weekend! xx

  4. 5 stars
    I love when I can make a meal with items out of my garden! The summer tomatoes and basil, this recipe is so fresh and delicious!
    It all came together so easy….another great recipe, thank you Tieghan!
    One question, the recipe calls for kosher salt. What makes you use kosher versus ‘regular’ salt in a recipe?

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!! Kosher salt enhances the flavor of foods rather than just making them salty like table salt:) xx

  5. 5 stars
    It was incredible! My favorite thing to do is to chop up the crisped prosciutto before mixing in. Getting a little bit in ever bite makes recipe 100

    1. Hi Berkeley,
      Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review! xxT

    2. 5 stars
      This was so so SO good! I followed the recipe exactly and it was a huge hit with the family! Will 100% make again.

      1. Hey Jo,
        I really appreciate you giving this dish a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! xT

  6. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and my kids helped me. Everyone loved it and had seconds. I will look to your page for more family dinners.
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Bridget,
      Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review! xxT

    1. Hi Olivia,
      Thanks so much for your feedback and trying this recipe out! I love to hear that it was a hit:) Have the best weekend🌟

    1. Hi Carrie,
      There are no shallots in this recipe:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

    1. Hi Francine,
      Amazing! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed:)

  7. Would shrimp be a good protein to add to this, or chicken? What would you recommend? So excited to make it!

    1. Hey Faith,
      I would personally do chicken or Italian sausage. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope it turns out amazing for you! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this is insanely good. The sauce is killer and the prosciutto adds the perfect salty taste and texture. Will definitely make this again and again!

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Fantastic!! So glad you enjoyed this pasta, thanks for trying it out! Hope you’re off to a great day! xT

    2. 5 stars
      This one will be added to the permanent summer rotation! So good with the home grown cherry tomatoes and herbs! Totally agree that it is quick and easy enough for a weeknight! Obsessed with all of your recipes!! 🤍

      1. Hey Leslie,
        Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kim,
      Amazing!! Thanks for making the recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Alison!
      Happy Wednesday!🌟 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a tasty one! xxT

    1. Hey Lauren!
      Thanks so much for your kind message and making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! xx

  9. 5 stars
    This is a wonderful recipe. Will definitely be putting it into the rotation. Absolutely delicious! Thanks

    1. Hey Holly,
      Happy Wednesday!🌟 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was a tasty one! xxT