Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

Tonight I had planned to make something yummy and new for dinner but I was completely lacking motivation. All I really wanted was pasta with jarred sauce... exciting? No. But it was really the only thing that appealed to me. I wanted to make something better for John since I haven't made him dinner in so long due to his work schedule so I threw this meal together. I used what I had in my fridge and it came out so tasty! I had a bite of his and my jarred tomato sauce looked pretty lackluster in comparison!

The measurements might be off since I was just pouring this and that in, but you really can't mess this dish up.

2 cups of cooked pasta
3 tablespoons of tomato sauce
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 tablespoon EVOO
4 basil cubes (frozen chopped basil from Trader Joe's- you could easily substitute some chopped fresh basil)
1 clove of garlic, smashed

1- Heat a skillet with the EVOO and garlic. Allow it to cook on medium heat for about 1 minute.
2- Toss in the tomato sauce, butter, cream, and basil. Stir until well combined.
3- Add the pasta, stirring to coat.
4- Serve with fresh parmesan cheese.


  1. That looks so good! I have a basil plant that is HUGE -- this would be a great way to use some. :)

  2. Mmm, this looks so delicious! I might even add some mini meatballs in there!