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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
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

Tips to make Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce:

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.