Saturday, January 29, 2011

Creamy Tomato Pasta

Do you know who the Pioneer Woman is? If not, you HAVE to check out her website. Here is her link She is a food blogger but more than that, she is funny and smart and takes amazing photos! Her site is great and reading it made me want to do this blog thingy! So in honour of PW I made this amazing pasta dish. Creamy Tomato Pasta.It is so easy and sooooooooooo good! I made a little caprese style salad to go with, I was going to make some herb toast too but forgot to buy french bread at Safeway, DUH!  
The stuff you will need:

(the basil is a little sad looking, but its January and pretty basil is hard to find! tasted good though!) 

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
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup Heavy Cream
Grated Parmesan Cheese (about 3/4 cup)
Fresh Basil, Chopped
1-½ pound Fettuccine or whatever pasta you like

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.)

I kinda want to eat a bowl of the left overs right now, but its 11pm so probably not a good idea, but I am so having some for lunch tomorrow!


  1. What did you make the yummy looking tomato salad out of? I will have to try the pasta as it looks to die for. Your blog is looking so good!

  2. oh the salad is easy! chop some cherry tomatoes in half, get some Bocconcini(small fresh mozza balls) they are packed in water. you can buy really small ones just cut them in half if they are too big. chop a little fresh basil on top. drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. a little salt and pepper.
    I love this salad!