Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe -
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

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"This pasta dish is actually quite easy to make, though the sauce will taste like you spent hours on it. Serve with warm garlic bread and a salad and you have a delicious meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a large saucepan combine pasta sauce, half and half, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg and basil. Simmer over low heat for 45 to 50 minutes; do not boil.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Toss pasta with sauce and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2003

This was fantastic! I did make some minor adjustments to the recipe. I used one 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and one 14 oz. can of tomato puree instead of the 28 oz. jar of pasta sauce. I used cream instead of half and half, and I added 1 Tbsp. of sugar. We served it over cheese tortellini and it was delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2008

Sorry, this was just kind of boring for us. I love vodka cream sauces and don't find them to be bland at all - maybe that is what I was missing from this. I will not be making again.

Jun 19, 2007

Yum. I could eat this sauce with a spoon. Very delicious. I used heavy whipping cream since that is what I had, and then tossed it with 24 ozs cooked spaghetti. Think next time I will use less spaghetti so that it is saucier. I wanted to dip my bread in this. Will definately make again!

Oct 20, 2007

Winner Dinner! What a easy & wonderful tasting sauce. I used Classico Traditional Sweet Basil sauce. I loved the hint of nutmeg in the sauce (I used fresh grated nutmeg, so it may have been a bit stronger). Teamed with Fast & Friendly Meatballs from this site for a family pleasing meal.

Feb 22, 2008

This was very good. I used milk instead of half and half and some stewed tomatoes blended up instead of the pasta sauce. It took a while to boil the extra liquid off, but it came out great.

May 28, 2008

So easy and so good, did not change a thing.

Dec 15, 2003

Thank goodness I heeded others advice about the excess sauce - used 12oz pasta instead of only 8oz and it still alot of sauce leftover. BUT it was delicious! I too used a "garden chunky" pasta sauce (that has green peppers, onions & mushrooms) and I steamed some fresh broccoli - I placed the pasta on the plate, then the sauce, then the broccoli and finally, sprinkled the parmesan and a little mozzerella cheese overall. Very "pretty" and VERY tasty. No guest would guess that it was soooo easy to make. Thank you much Brenda!!

Mar 25, 2008

While this was good, it was a lot of work for something that you can pretty much get from a jar anyway - for example a pasta vodka creamy tomato sauce. I did make it exactly what the recipe called for and served it over tortellini, but it is definitely NOT a quick meal. It takes some time to prepare.


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  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1273 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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