5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Cooking Level


  • 1 dry pint Pure Flavor ® Oriana® Orange Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1lb pasta (tube-style)
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, grated for garnish


Step 1

Cook pasta as per package instructions until al dente.

Step 2

Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta.

Step 3

In a large skillet on medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add lemon slices, tomatoes, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lemons brown and tomatoes soften, 5–7 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer the lemon slices to a plate and add remaining butter to the skillet. Once melted, add garlic and sauté with the tomatoes for 1 minute.

Step 5

Carefully pour ¼ cup of the pasta water into the skillet. Once the mixture begins to simmer, fold in the drained pasta. While slowly stirring, sprinkle in parmesan and remaining pasta water.

Step 6

Once the noodles are well coated, remove from heat, plate and garnish with additional parmesan cheese and a cooked lemon slice.

Recipe created by Laura Ashley Johnson

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