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.
7 thoughts on “Quick and Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce”
What a tasty sounding, simple recipe – would be perfect for a busy family too.
That does sound like a nice change of pace. Thanks, Lillian! Timely, as I’m going grocery shopping this evening. Or tomorrow morning. Sometime soon.
looks perfect for the cold Sydney weather.
This looks good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds delicious! –and easy!
I was getting ready to make pasta sauce the day this arrived in my mailbox so I quickly made it according to your recipe and it was a favorite of everyone, especially my picky husband. He wants me to make it this way all the time now! 🙂
Simple, tasty pasta sauces are always good to know. I shall give it a try soon!