Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta
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Prep Time:  5 minutes Cook Time:  20 minutes Servings:  4

Pasta in a creamy pink tomato sauce! You’ll love how creamy this sauce is, how there’s plenty of it and yet you don’t need gallons of cream. In fact, this can even be made without cream – see recipe notes. Slurp-worthy as it is, or use it as a base for add ins of your choice – suggestions in the recipe notes.

  • 10oz spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato puree
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
  • ground pepper
  • salt

  1. Cook pasta in a big pot of boiling water for time per packet MINUS 2 minutes. Just before draining, scoop out a mugful of pasta cooking water.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, cook until translucent – about 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until parmesan is melted. Turn heat up slightly and simmer for 2 minutes. Adjust salt to taste.
  4. Add pasta. Toss for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce thickens and is clinging to pasta instead of swimming on the base of the skillet (video shows this well). Use reserved pasta cooking water if required to thin the sauce out if it gets too thick.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with more parmesan and parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Creamy Tomato Pasta


Amount Per Serving
Calories 598.17 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.05 g 46.2%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 700.33 mg 29.2%
Total Carbohydrate 62.65 g 20.9%
Dietary Fiber 3.69 g 14.8%
Sugars 7.54 g
Protein 20.1 g
Vitamin A 32.79 % Vitamin C 7.02 %
Calcium 36.34 % Iron 11.27 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.