143.8…Tomato Cream Sauce

We've definitely been in the pasta mood this week. It's a meal that everyone agrees on over here. When I say that we are having pasta for dinner, everyone's eyes light up. I had some bright eyes last night when I made Tomato Cream Sauce over penne pasta. 

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Tomato Cream Sauce (Serves 2-3)

Recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes


2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (14.5 oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

1 Tbsp. dried basil leaves

3/ 4 tsp. white sugar

1/4 tsp. dried oregano

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp butter 

Red pepper flakes (optional)


1. In a saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Make sure it doesn't burn.

2. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and continue to boil 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. 

3. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream and butter. Reduce heat and simmer 5 more minutes.

4. Season to taste with salt, pepper and optional red pepper flakes.

5. At this point, you can pour the sauce in a blender and blend away!

Printable Recipe 

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To go along with the pasta, I served a Caesar salad. 

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For breakfast this morning, I had an English muffin with peanut butter and half a grapefruit. 

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After I took the kids to school, I went to Cardio Muscle class. I came home for a bit before picking up my kids from school. They had half day today so we did what we always do on half day: got to McDonald's.

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Grilled Chicken McWrap and a salad with balsamic dressing. 

Happy Friday night! 

Favorite sauce for pasta: red, white or pink?

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  1. I love a hearty red sauce, preferably with ground beef our Italian sausage. Can you believe my Italian husband doesn't really care red sauce anymore - just prefers butter with Parmesan cheese like a four year old! :D

  2. @biz319
    LOL. That's exactly how my 7 year old likes her pasta. :)


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