Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • Two 15-ounce cans tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • Dash of sugar (or more to taste)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds fettuccine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Grated Parmesan or Romano, as needed
  • Chopped fresh basil, for serving
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and saute for a minute or so. Pour in the tomato sauce, add sugar, salt and pepper to taste and stir. Cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the cream. Add cheese to taste, then check the seasoning. Stir in the pasta and thin with a little pasta water if needed. Add the chopped basil and serve immediately.


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