When I studied abroad in Italy, we had two ladies that cooked dinner for us every night. My favorite meal was pasta with tomato cream sauce. I never got the recipe we had at the villa, but I have tried Ree Drummond’s recipe and it’s pretty close. I hope you enjoy this version of my favorite pasta!
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
by The Pioneer Woman
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
- 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 2 cans (15 Oz. Size) 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
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.)