Sometimes, a cuppa cream has gotta hit the pan. I mean how much chicken and veggies can one girl eat? If I am going to splurge on a bowl of pasta, you can bet it’s going to have tomatoes and cream in it. The simple combo just leaves me all happy and stuff. (I did have broccoli on the side BTW, it’s all about balance :).
With only a handful of ingredients, this pasta recipe is one you will keep around for awhile. Saute some onions and garlic in a little butter and olive oil. Toss in the tomato sauce, let it cook down a bit…then hit it with the cream. Not half and half my friends, cream.
Besides being incredibly easy to make, this makes a ton of pasta. I’m gonna be knocking on neighbors doors giving this stuff away. My neighbors really, really like me.
I used linguine because I figured it was ‘thinner’ and lower in calories than fettuccine…the rational of a chub-o is an amazing thing.
- You can use tomato sauce, marinara or crushed tomatoes in this recipe. ( I really like the simple flavor of the tomato sauce).
- Use any kind of pasta you like, this is all about the sauce.
- Add chicken or sausage if you need a protein.
- Taste test, adding salt and pepper as you go. This should go without saying, but I forget all the time and it can make or break a dish. Also salt your pasta water.
Have a great week guys!
Need more carbs and cream? Check out my Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine with Creamy Feta Sauce!
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup onion minced
- 2 oz cans tomato sauce 15
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan plus extra for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound linguine or pasta of your choice
Heat large skillet on medium heat.
Add olive oil and butter. Heat until butter melts.
Add onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
Add tomato sauce and simmer for about 20 minutes until sauce is darker in color and thick.
Bring large pot of water to boil. Add about 2 teaspoons of salt.
Add pasta and cook according to package directions.
When sauce is thick, turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
Add cream and combine.
Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
Toss with cooked pasta and top with additional grated parmesan cheese.