The use of canned tomatoes and whipping cream was intriguing in this recipe. I made the preparation even easier by using dried minced onions and minced garlic in a jar. This is a mild, creamy sauce that is a nice change from the more robust kinds. My daughters and I enjoyed this over fresh tortellini.
QUICK AND CREAMY TOMATO PASTA SAUCE
14 oz. can of crushed tomatoes (1-¾ cups), not drained
2 Tblsp. dried minced onions
½ tsp. minced garlic (from jar)
¼ tsp. each of dried basil, oregano and thyme
2 Tblsp. butter
2 tsp. light brown sugar
½ cup whipping cream
Salt/pepper to taste
4 servings of pasta, cooked
In a medium saucepan, place tomatoes, dried minced onions, minced garlic, and dried herbs. Bring this mixture to a simmer and turn heat to medium low. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the butter and brown sugar and cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring.
Add cream, stirring until blended. Add salt/pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve immediately over hot pasta.