extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs
ziti or other short tube-shaped pasta
1 1/4 cups
Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
In This Recipe
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter
an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.
Place the tomatoes, capers, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon
pepper in the prepared baking dish. Toss to coat. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the tomato
mixture. Drizzle the top with olive oil and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden.
Cool for 5 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender
but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water.
Place the pasta in a large serving bowl. Spoon the tomato mixture onto the pasta. Add the cheese
and toss well. Thin out the sauce with a little pasta water, if needed. Season with salt and pepper,
to taste. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.