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Quick Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

All you need is six simple ingredients and 25 minutes for this Quick Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce perfect for tossing with your favorite noodles.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar


  • Add the butter to a large skillet set over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the cherry tomatoes, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to burst, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and simmer, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet until the liquid has reduced and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the basil and sugar then taste and season the sauce with salt and pepper. Serve.
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