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Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce is quick and easy and filled with all things we love, cheese, pasta, tomatoes and cream!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups or 2 12 oz cans chopped tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, fresh or prepared
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half I recommend cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 3/4 lb dry pasta or fresh 20 oz pasta*
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil

Instructions

  1. Start water boiling on stove. When water is boiling, add pasta and cook while preparing sauce.

  2. Place butter and olive oil into a large saute pan over medium high heat.

  3. Add the tomatoes to the pan, saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic. Saute another minute.

  4. Add salt,pepper, and cream. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  5. Drain the pasta (saving some of the water for sauce) add cooked pasta to tomato cream sauce. Lightly toss the pasta and sauce together.

  6. Add Parmesan cheese and basil. Toss again. Serve immediately.

    If the sauce is too thick, add a few tabelspoons of hot pasta water to thin sauce.