Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce


2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil 
4 cloves garlic, minced 
1 medium onion, finely diced 
2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce or marinara sauce 
Dash of sugar, or more to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 lbs. fettuccine 
1 C. heavy cream 
Grated Parmesan or Romano, as needed
Chopped fresh basil, for serving


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Add the garlic and onions and sauté for a minute or two. 
  3. Pour in the tomato sauce, add sugar, salt and pepper to taste and stir. 
  4. Cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. 
  6. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
  7. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the cream. 
  8. Add cheese to taste, then check the seasoning. 
  9. Stir in the pasta and thin with a little pasta water if needed. 
  10. Add the chopped basil and serve immediately. 

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