Creamy tomato pasta. With the trifecta of tomatoes, cream and pasta, this weeknight meal idea is the perfect solution for your dinner dilemma. It tastes delicious, looks pretty, and is guaranteed to wow your loved ones.
Fact: Bringing variety to everyday meals is no easy feat. So here’s a delicious versatile recipe for you focusing on one factor – deliciousness. The vibrant creamy tomato sauce acts as the base for all your favorite additions including roast veggies, shredded roast chicken or even fried shrimp (prawns).
This creamy tomato pasta gives you the ideal combination of your favorite red and white pasta sauces. It’s extremely delicious and guaranteed to satisfy even the fussiest eater in the family. Trust me, the silky smooth pasta sauce is totally addicting. I adore naturally vibrant dishes, and pasta sauce can’t get prettier than this. Plus, you can customize this with your favorite protein or veggies, so win-win!
How To Make Creamy Tomato Pasta
Start with sautéing chopped onions in a little butter and olive oil. I like to use a combination of butter and olive oil as butter adds so much flavor to this dish. However, if you are after healthy eating, substitute with oil.
Next up, add in some garlic and sauté until fragrant. Stir fry tomato paste followed by canned tomatoes. Give it a stir, and simmer until the tomatoes are cooked and the sauce is really thick. At this stage, you can also cook the pasta. Make sure you reserve a cup of the pasta water.
The next step of making this creamy tomato pasta is the addition of cream, Italian seasoning and a dash of pasta water. Remember to stir continuously while adding the cream. I love the way the beautiful luscious cream create swirls and disappears into the tomato sauce to make that vibrant color.
Simmer this sauce for 3-4 minutes and stir in cooked pasta, cheese and parsley. Depending on what you have on hand, you can use parsley or basil in this recipe.
Incredibly delicious weeknight dinner idea that the whole family will love!
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