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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.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto |

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 |

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 |

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.

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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 |

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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  • 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. Ohhh that was sooo good i used cottage chease instead . And it was delicious and creamy and not heavy on the stomach like using heavy cream yum yum

  1. This recipe is so easy and delicious. It’s a family favorite! Doing some garden clean out and wondering if this sauce could be frozen? I’d love to make several batches and pop them in the freezer for an easy meal. What do you think?

    1. Hi Whitney,
      I’m so glad you have been enjoying this recipe! Yes, I totally think you could freeze this! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  2. 5 stars
    This is now a family favorite! Who doesn’t love crispy prosciutto. This recipe is now my go to for company! Thanks for all the great recipes!

    1. Hey Diane,
      Amazing!! Thanks a lot for trying this dish and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was tasty for you! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Soooo good. We have so many cherry tomatoes in our garden and this was such a good way to use them! The crispy prosciutto really makes it.

  4. 5 stars
    what a great way to use up the many many cherry and grape tomatoes this time of year! it is a perfect recipe!!!! it was absolutely delicious! I used thin sliced pancetta instead of the prosciutto.I also doubled the recipe and served it with grilled chicken and poured the sauce on that also! thank you for this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    The BEST pasta recipe I have made in a very long time. So good I made it two weekends in a row for out-of-town guests. It was a hit!

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Perfect! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a hit! xxT

  6. 5 stars
    Truly one of my favorite HBH recipes to date — and I’m a longtime fan! So quick and easy. Who knew how incredible crispy prosciutto would be! I always love to pulse just a few bits of it in with the sauce ☺️

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      Amazing!! I love to hear that this recipe was tasty, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review:) xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! We’ve made it probably 4 times already this summer. It has the best flavors! The epitome of summer. It smells so good roasting in my kitchen and the flavors are…oooohhhh!

  8. Made this for dinner a few nights ago and it was delicious! Don’t forget the crispy prosciutto when you take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day,,,you will be mad:)

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great day:)

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve followed you on Insta for a long time and finally made a dish and I’m so happy I did. My family loved this – my husband went back for thirds and my 2 year old ate until I thought she would burst. Will definitely make again!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe out, I am so excited to hear that it was a hit! xx

  10. Looking forward to trying this out! Do you think it would work with whole medium tomatoes? How many would be equivalent to 3 cups cherry tomatoes?

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Sure, that will work but I would highly recommend the cherry tomatoes, they give a much sweeter flavor. I would do 2-3 medium tomatoes. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    2. Follow up: I made this recipe with whole tomatoes. I used just over 2 lbs, halved them, and squeezed out some of the seeds before roasting. I think I would have liked my sauce a little more tomato-flavored so next time I’ll do more tomatoes. But otherwise turned out great! Thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    This looks delicious and I’m hoping to make it for a group. Any reason why I can’t make this in advance? Thanks!

    1. Hey Jaclyn,
      I think that would be just fine for you to do! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xx