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Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

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Description

My favorite pasta sauce in the whole world.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Size) 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

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.)

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Abby Mueller on 7.31.2011

So goooooood! I use more marinara than called for, and half the cream. It was delicious and so easy to make! Instead of pasta, I paired with Giada’s Gnudi. Will make again :)

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emeraldwindsor on 5.6.2011

I made this for my husband, but reduced the recipe because it was just for the two of us. The flavour was rather bland, but I don’t blame the recipe. The food products available in the Himalaya are very limited. However, there was a small portion left over which I heated up for lunch the next day, surprisingly, I enjoyed it the second time around. I think i’ll make this again tonight and might add some olives to the mix!

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msblue on 3.28.2011

A very nice light tasting pasta dish, one that will be made quite often in my house.

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mayzie on 2.11.2011

What is the actual serving size? I’m making this on Sunday for 10 people (8 of which like to eat). Will adjusting the recipe yield to 10 servings be enough? Or, should I go for higher? Help!

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chellebelle4 on 1.7.2011

I made this last night, and it was a huge hit! Even my picky 5 year old and somewhat picky 2 year old ate it! I think it will be a regular for us!

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Nicola on 5.26.2013

It was one of the things I made for my son’s birthday dinner and everyone loved it!!I made it with rigatoni since I didn’t have fettucine and put it in a big Italian ceramic dish.Not only was it delicious, it was stunning to look at!

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nataliea on 12.21.2011

I love this pasta! I’ve made it several times, and every time I rave about how good it is!

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Jennifer Genzel on 11.15.2011

the best pasta sauce I have ever tasted. This sauce is super easy to make. I added a little bit of red pepper flakes to give it a little kick and I added some Italian seasoning to give it some depth. I made it with Fettuccine the first time I made it for my husband and myself. The second time I made it, I used Gnocchi instead of noodles. It was fantastic. My husband and his friends loved it!! His friends rave about it. Next time I am going to add a little bit of bacon to the sauce!

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Abby Mueller on 7.31.2011

I used more marinara than called for, and half the cream. Wonderful and easy to make!

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Madeleine on 7.1.2011

I love this and have probably made it every week in my house since I first discovered it. You can keep it as is or throw in what you want – vegetables, meat, olives – it all works!

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