Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

My husband absolutely loves pasta.  So, I am always on the lookout for ALL different kinds of varieties of pasta :)  Who knows, maybe someday I will attempt homemade pasta.  Someday.  That would be awesome. But, I think I need to build up to that moment in my life.  It seems like one of those big steps where once you cross the line, there is no going back!  I don't think I'm ready for that yet.  So, in the meantime, here is another delicious pasta that is yummy, creamy, tomato - y, and will warm you up as winter starts melting into spring :) Enjoy!

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2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
dash of sugar, to taste
1 cup heavy cream
grated parmesan or romano cheese, to taste
fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 pounds fettucine

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.
2.  Heat butter and oil over medium heat.  Add onions and garlic, and saute for a minute or so. 
3.  Pour in tomato sauce and add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste.  Stir and cook over low heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  I like to blend sauce in the blender so it's nice and smooth.
4.  Remove from heat and stir in cream.  Add cheese to taste.  Stir in pasta and basil.  Serve immediately.

Source:  Pioneer Woman


  1. Sounds yummy, perfect for a cold day!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think I just found dinner for tomorrow night. Thanks!

  3. I am the same way..always looking for new ideas for pasta:)) and I did made homemade, not so hard, and I didn't even had pasta machine! Yous recipe look so tasty, and photo is just so beautiful!

  4. Mmm...I think I could have that for breakfast! It looks simply delicious! I love creamy tomato sauces. They are the best!

  5. Mmm, you can't go wrong with creamy tomato sauce! I've made homemade pasta quite a few times, and it gets easier each time. :)

  6. This looks delicious! I love tomato cream sauces... yum!

  7. I love pasta dishes! My waistline will tell you I love them a little too much, haha! A creamy tomato sauce sounds simple and oh so perfect for weeknight meal! Yummy!

  8. Pasta, tomato, cream and cheese... What more could you ask for! Looks like the perfect comfort food meal!

  9. Oh, my, this sounds wonderful...simple ingredients combined to make a fabulous dish!

  10. my husband loves pasta too and your versions sounds so good. thanks for sharing.

  11. We made your pasta over the weekend, thanks for a wonderful recipe, was nice and easy to make and we were fighting over the leftovers in the pot. Will be making a double batch I think at our next go. Thanks again, was great look forward to more.

  12. I made it, liked it, and made it a few more times! The recipe calles for fettucine, but the picture has a different kind of pasta. I liked the kind in the picture more.