This is a rich sauce to pour over any pasta. This recipe really only takes about as long as it takes the pasta to finish. Toss with cooked pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour tomatoes into a saucepan, bring to a simmer, and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid reduces slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir cream and basil with the tomatoes; bring to heat but not quite to a simmer.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 40.9mg 14% DV; sodium 171mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
I was not expecting much since this was so simple. WOW was this tasty and quick. Second time I made it the only difference I made was use 1/2 and 1/2 and add some more fresh garlic. Perfect weeknight sauce if you like lots of fresh basil and chunks of tomato. Only suggestion is to double for family. I made this for 2 people and we used all the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2015
April K - this rocks! So easy and even though I used store brand diced Italian style tomatoes it was great. I started the water for the pasta, started heating the tomatoes & gave them a little smash with my potato masher. By the time I had snipped the fresh basil the water was boiling as were the tomatoes. A couple slices of bread to soak up the extra sauce, along with a green salad and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Fine dining in the time it took to cook pasta. BTW - I used Penne pasta but any kind would be great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
I was not expecting much since this was so simple. WOW was this tasty and quick. Second time I made it the only difference I made was use 1/2 and 1/2 and add some more fresh garlic. Perfect weeknight sauce if you like lots of fresh basil and chunks of tomato. Only suggestion is to double for family. I made this for 2 people and we used all the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2016
This is one of the easiest and most flavorful sauces I have ever tried. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2019
This recipe was a winner with my toddler! I had a can of regular diced tomatoes only so first i minced 1/4 of an onion and 2 cloves of garlic and sautéed in some butter then i followed the recipe as indicated. Topped with fresh shaved Parmesan cheese. It was delicious and is now in the Winner Dinner cookbook (aka - stuff my picky kid will actually eat!). Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2017
Really tasty! I ran the tomatoes quickly through a food processor to chop up the tomatoes a bit. I also make a roux to add to it. It def needs thickening. I also added garlic salt and red pepper flakes to jazz it up a bit. Served over pasta with salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2020
Put in some potato starch to thicken up the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2020
The kids say that it wasn't too thick, and good for a summer night. I say that it was so easy and yet so good! I used half and half. Cream sounds too heavy. Read More