NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – CBS 2’s Fresh Grocer Tony Tantillo’s recipe for an Italian classic is sure to delight your family.

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Mezzi Rigatoni with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil


  • 1/2 lb Mezzi Rigatoni
  • 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 4 Basil Leaves
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


Add pasta to salted boiling water, 6-8 minutes. In a pan, heat up olive oil and add garlic. When garlic starts to cook add tomatoes. Add salt & pepper, red pepper flakes and basil. When tomatoes start to break up add the pasta. Toss with a little bit of pasta water. Serve & enjoy!

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