Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

I have been craving pasta all week! I love Creamy Tomato Sauces on my pasta like you can get at Olive Garden or Johnny Carino's so when I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's blog I had to give it a try. I added a few more seasonings than she had to suit my taste that I will post but you can go to for the original recipe. This was soooooo good! I made it with the country style fettuccine noodles that come in the bags rather than the boxes, I like thick pasta sometimes. I served with grilled chicken and steamed veggie's, what could be better than that? Enjoy!

Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced (or 1 heaping Tablespoon of the already minced in the jar)
2 cans (15 Ounce Each) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce (I used  canned tomatoe sauce w/garlic oregano and basil)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I added a dash or two more later)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, Optional ( I like my sauces to have just a bit of zing to them)
Dash Of Sugar (I ended up using about 2 teaspoons)
Fresh Basil, chopped (I used about a Tablespoon of the chopped basil that comes in a tube you can find in the produce section, I love the stuff)
1 cup Heavy Cream
Grated Parmesan Or Romano Cheese, To Taste
Garnish with Chopped Fresh basil if desired
1-½ pound Fettuccine

Preparation Instructions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
--This is the kind I used

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, italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, and sugar to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After about 15 minutes I added my fresh basil so the flavors could blend.
Remove from heat and stir in cream.
Add cheese to taste, then check seasonings. Stir in pasta , serve immediately. (Thin with pasta water,if needed.)
You could serve on a big serving platter garnished with more cheese and fresh basil if desired.


  1. this looks yummy!! i wish my mam could cook like this haha x

  2. I'm glad to know someone looks at my blog!! I love cooking and sharing recipes!!! :)