Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce

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"Incredibly good and so easy to make! You can double the sauce if you like"

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (219.9 g)
  • Calories 267
  • Total Fat - 25.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 28 mg
  • Sodium - 822.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 58.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Make sure it doesn't burn. Add tomato paste, basil, sugar, oregano, tomato paste and salt. Bring to boil. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates.

Step 2

Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream and butter and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer 5-10 more minutes. Serve with cooked pasta.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I used 1 tablespoon basil and left the cream the same as in the recipe. I added about 1/4 teaspoon sugar into the sauce to take away the acidity, and it was a great tasting sauce that we ate and enjoyed very much over linguine with meatballs.

review by:
(6 Nov 2013)


Really great sauce, I'll make it again but with a few changes, I'll reduce the amount of basil to 1 teaspoon, and reduce the cream amount, thank you for your recipe.

review by:
(2 Oct 2013)


This is such an easy sauce to make and came together in no time. We loved the sauce and it was served atop some linguine. We had it with chicken fingers served with some of the sauce on top with Parmesan cheese and baked for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Great combo, great dinner!

(13 Sep 2013)

Chef shapeweaver

Before getting on with the review,I'm so pleased to be the first one to rate this recipe.Except for making this in a large skillet the recipe was made exactly as it was written.And I must tell you, " This is the first time I've ever had a red sauce with heavy cream in it.After tasting, it seemed like it was too acidic tasting. So about a teaspoon of sugar was added and it just fine. I served this over pasta with Turkey Meatballs. Thank you for taking the time to post this recipe and, " Keep Smiling :) "

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(19 Feb 2013)