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Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 12 ounces fettuccine
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15-oz) cans tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Dash of sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil


  1. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions, reserving a little hot pasta water for later.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in  a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.
  3. Pour in the tomato sauce.  Add the salt, pepper and sugar, then stir it around and cook until warm.
  4. Stir in the whipping cream
  5. Add Parmesan cheese and stir well.
  6. Drain the pasta and dump hot pasta on top.
  7. Toss the pasta and sauce together and splash in some of the hot pasta water if the sauce is too thick.
  8. Just before serving, toss in a little more Parmesan and chopped fresh basil.
  • Category: Main Dishes