Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 8
This pasta with tomato cream sauce is a must! It’s a family favorite that you can easily and quickly make any time. Serve this by itself or with bread or a simple side salad on the side for a simple, yet delicious meal that your entire family will ask for over and over again!
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. onion, minced
1 c. heavy cream
2 15-ounces cans of tomato sauce
1/2 c. grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
1 lb linguine (or your preferred pasta)
salt and pepper to taste
How to make Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
Step 1: In a hot large skillet, add olive oil and butter. Melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Next, add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until aromatic.
Step 2: To the skillet, pour in the tomato sauce. Let it simmer for approximately 20 minutes until thickened.
Step 3: In the meantime, cook the pasta following the package directions in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain when done and reserve about 2 c of pasta water.
Step 4: To the tomato cream sauce, add half c. Parmesan cheese. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Then, drizzle over around 1/4 c of the reserved pasta water. Let everything simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes. If needed, add more pasta water until you reached your preferred consistency.
Step 5: Serve the pasta with tomato cream sauce right away with more grated Parmesan. Enjoy the pasta with a simple side salad or bread.
For this recipe, you are welcome to use any pasta varieties (Penne, bow tie, wagon wheels, etc.).
If preferred, you can add cooked chicken or sausage to the pasta.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 389, Calories from Fat 171, Fat 19g29%, Saturated Fat 10g50%, Cholesterol 52mg17%, Sodium 141mg6%, Potassium 175mg5%, Carbohydrates 44g15%, Fiber 2g8%, Sugar 2g2%, Protein 10g20%, Vitamin A 575IU12%, Vitamin C 1.4 mg2%, Calcium 110mg11%, Iron 0.8 mg4%