Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

An easy to make Pasta Dish with a big tomato and cream flavors!  A restaurant quality dish that comes together in minutes!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
389 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 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


  1. Heat large skillet on medium heat.  Add olive oil and butter heating until butter melts.

  2. Add onion to skillet.   Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent fragrant. Add garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add tomato sauce and cream to pan.   Simmer for about 20 minutes until sauce has thickened up. 

  4. While pasta sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add about 2 teaspoons of salt.

  5. Add pasta and cook according to package directions.  REMOVE 1/2 CUP OF PASTA WATER AND SET ASIDE.  Drain pasta.

  6. Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to the tomato cream sauce.   

  7. Toss cooked pasta in with tomato cream sauce.  Drizzle in about 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water and simmer for a minute or two.  Use additional pasta water if needed to reach desired consistency.

  8. Serve with additional grated parmesan on top and a simple salad and bread if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.