pasta with tomato-cream sauce

30 Oct

this recipe is the BEST for rainy/dreary days when all you want is your sofa and sweatpants. i made this last week (compliments of the pioneer woman blog) during the insane storms and it was a perfect dose of comfort. plus, this is super easy! you can make it for barely more than you would pay to buy a canned vodka sauce, though this tastes exceptionally better.


1 pound fettucine

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons smart balance butter

1 can of either tomato sauce or your favorite  marinara. i am obsessed with newman’s own socakrooni and hardly ever waver from my devotion to it’s amazing flavor.

4 garlic cloves finely chopped ( i whip mine to smitherines in a food processor)

1 cup heavy cream

parmesan cheese

salt, sugar and pepper to taste


1) heat olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. add garlic and sautee until the aroma is filling the room (about one minute).

2. pour in your choice tomato sauce/marinara and add salt, pepper and sugar to taste. stir and cook over 30 mins stirring occasionally over low heat.

3. remove from heat and stir in cream and cheese to taste.

4. make sure all water is drained from your fettucine so it doesn’t “weaken” the sauce. then pour your sauce into the noodles, toss thoroughly and serve!


One Response to “pasta with tomato-cream sauce”

  1. natalie October 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    this looks delicious! i’m going to make it

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