Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

A dear friend of mine, Becky, made her weekly menu. One of her days included "Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce", compliments of the Pioneer Woman. Of course, I had to start my "South Beach Diet" today which eliminates all carbs (God forbid!) for the first 14 days. But I do believe, yes....I'm quite sure...I'm digging this for dinner tonight and I'm going to add some grilled chicken to the mix in order up the protein a bit. Nom Nom!

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
compliments of "The Pioneer Woman"


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cans (15 Ounce Each) 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
  • 1-1/2 pound Fettuccine

Preparation Instructions

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.)
Posted by on September 9 2010

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