Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata


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It’s almost birthday time!! And we’re celebrating with this Tomato Basil Pasta LOADED with burrata cheese and toasted breadcrumbs. You’ll want to make it immediately.

Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata from (@whatsgabycookin)

My birthday is in just over ONE WEEK!! I’m so excited I can barely stand it!! This year it’s going to be an al fresco dinner party and I’m READY. I’m also functioning under the notion that carbs don’t count leading up to birthdays so Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata and Breadcrumbs is happening.

Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s basically a combination of all my favorite things. Pasta – duh. My homemade Basil Vinaigrette that I can’t live without – obviously. Burrata – my most favorite kind of cheese of all times. Toasted Breadcrumbs – to give the whole thing a slight bite. And the most perfect summer tomatoes that are at the farmers market right now and I can’t seem to get enough. It’s my favorite pasta of the moment and I can promise you that you’ll be equally as obsessed.

Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata from (@whatsgabycookin)

The burrata gives, what would already be a delicious pasta dish, that extra creaminess that makes it 100% irresistible!

Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata from (@whatsgabycookin)

Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata

5 from 5 votes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 lb fettuccine
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 balls burrata
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the cherry tomatoes in some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 20-30 minutes until burst.
  • Toast the breadcrumbs with a little olive oil in the oven while the tomatoes are roasting until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and toss with ½ cup of the basil vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Add more basil vinaigrette as needed. Add roasted tomatoes and stir to combine.
  • Divide evenly amongst 4-6 bowls. Top with a scoop of burrata that is to be mixed into the pasta upon eating, and garnish with bread crumbs, salt, pepper and basil leaves.

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  1. Heather Christo

    I love this classic flavor combination Gaby!! This looks SO SO good!!!

  2. YaYa

    Check out Mama Agata’s cooking school in Ravello.
    Hangs on the ledge of cliff 2000 ft above sea level.
    Everything we cooked was either grown or caught by their family.
    Favorite day of my life that didn’t include Hubby and kids.

    Also-Restaraunt at Palzzo Avino is unreal

  3. Meredith

    Your dish looks delicious!!
    The first time I went to Italy we went to Florence and Rome. In fact it was my first trip to Europe. I was so excited that I decided I would just eat whatever I wanted and not worry myself sick about carbs and calories like I do in every day life. I gained 10 lbs in one week. Totally worth it and I’d do it again. The food is just so fresh and so amazing you just have to enjoy it. And the wine of course, the wine is

  4. naomi

    I could eat this everyday! I love the simplicity of it and burrata – yes, all the time!

  5. Christine Barisheff

    Just finished making this and it was soooo delicious!!!! Such a perfect light Sunday lunch pasta!

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  9. MamaOf3Boys

    Made the basil vinaigrette in advance so this was a super quick lunch meal. While I set the table and cleaned up my dishes, made the pasta – popped the tomatoes in the toaster oven and bang! Lunch was done in a jiffy. Lots of flavor for such little effort. Another keeper!

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  11. Helen Kennedy

    This sounds so good. I love burrata and had the most amazing pizza with burrata on my recent trip to Italy. One local supermarket carries it, so this pasta will be on the menu soon!

  12. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    This is pretty much all I need ALL SUMMER LONG!

  13. Lindsay Cotter

    What a delicious idea for birthday dinner!! So flavorful!!

  14. Diana

    This was really delicious! I only had one ball of burrata for the 4 of us so I added some parmesan to our second helpings. I will be making again. Thank you!

  15. stacy

    I made this and it was amazing. My hubbie is not a huge fan of pesto, but the peso vinaigrette was so delicioso and light with lots of flavor. We loved it. Could not find burrata (booo) but used soft mozz in its place. The unexpected thing about this recipe was the bread crumbs! They put it over the top! Don’t leave them out! I am ready to make it again now that I’m talking about it. We went to Italy this year, and everything is amazing there. I am a lemon lover now! LEEEMOAN. sorry.

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  17. Laurie swafford

    Hi, I cannot find burrata in my grocery store. What is the other option. Thanks

  18. Laurie swafford

    I cannot get burrata at my grocery store. What are my options. Thanks

  19. Kearstin Moreland

    Made this last night, and was not disappointed! Even my semi-picky boyfriend said to put it in the “rotation”!

  20. Martine Grube

    SO GOOD! We omitted the cheese as we are dairy free but the flavors were bursting, This dish is now in the summer rotation. Kids love it. Thank you!!!

  21. Monika

    5 stars
    Can’t wait for all my basil to come in so I can make this all season long!

  22. Sarah

    5 stars
    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it Can you tell me where I can find you me basil vinaigrette recipe please? Thanks Gaby!

  23. Amanda

    5 stars
    This has become a weeknight staple in my house. Super easy to make, and delicious. The combo of creamy burrata, crispy panko, with the sweet roasted tomatoes and zesty basil vinaigrette is a win win. I use whatever long pasta I have on hand.