Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

I made this for dinner tonight. It was super tasty! The boys REALLY liked it. It was so easy! It tasted quite similar to the Rose Sauce from Superstore. I used whole wheat noodles, substituted the cream for half/half, and I just used dried basil because I didn't have fresh and the recipe turned out great. I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman (thanks to Krystyn for introducing me to her blog).

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce


* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
* 2 Tablespoons Butter
* 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced (I only used about 1/4 onion)
* 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
* 2 cans (15 Ounce Each) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce
* Salt And Pepper, to taste
* Dash Of Sugar (more To Taste)
* 1 cup Heavy Cream
* Grated Parmesan Or Romano Cheese, To Taste
* Fresh Basil, Chopped
* 1-½ pound Fettuccine

Preparation Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

Heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for a minute or so. Pour in tomato sauce and add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in cream. Add cheese to taste, then check seasonings. Stir in pasta and chopped basil and serve immediately. (Thin with pasta water before adding basil if needed.)


  1. haha, i made this one too! last week, LOVED it! i'm a huge sucker for any rose sauce. funny we picked the same one. it's a good blog though hey? i quite enjoy it.

  2. I had Josh make this for me for mother's day. He did a good job and it was really yummy.