Whew. It’s been a busy few weeks. We had a huge deadline at work and with the Easter holiday, it’s been a whirlwind. I had family over for Palm Sunday and we had a few favorites. One of them is this Creamy Tomato Sauce over ravioli. Now, the ravioli I like to use is store bought and frozen (I know, don’t judge) but the highlight is this sauce. It is delicious. I bet you’ll have a difficult time trying to stop yourself from licking the plate after the ravioli are gone. Just be sure to have a few loaves of crusty Italian bread to mop up any remaining sauce on the plate.
Creamy Tomato Sauce
Yield: 4 – 6 servings Cook Time: 45 minutes
- 1 28 ounce can of your favorite crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup heavy cream (I use heavy whipping cream)
- 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil or 3 teaspoons dried basil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram, optional (I omit this)
- Salt and black pepper to taste (I omit the pepper)
Step 1: Combine tomatoes, oregano, basil, garlic, salt and black pepper in a large sauce pan or a stock pot. Cook on low and bring the tomato mixture to a simmer. Simmer 30 minutes.
Step 2: Add cream and stir until combined. Meanwhile begin cooking a pound of your favorite pasta according to the package directions in a different pot. Back to the sauce – simmer until thickened while stirring occasionally. You will see the mixture thickening after 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3: Server immediately over your favorite pasta.
Tips: This recipe is best the first day. It’s good as leftovers too but it won’t be as creamy and will begin becoming more like a regular pasta sauce.
Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on foodie friday
I enjoy sharing my recipes. Thanks for stopping by.
This looks like an awesome recipe.. Here from Swap and Share Sunday.
Thanks for stopping by. It’s so easy to make.
Wow, I love a creamy tomato sauce. I am stopping by for SOP Swap and Share Sunday.
You would love this recipe and it’s pretty easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.
Oh, this is a must try. It sounds delicious. I love that it’s so easy to make too.
Thanks for stopping by. I grew up with the same background as yours except in the Bronx. I’m a new twitter follower.
Thanks for reminding me to cream up my tomato sauce it is really a nice flavor change. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.
Thanks for stopping by and for hosting Foodie Friday.
Pinning the recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at Swap N Share Sunday.
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You’ll love this recipe. It’s easy and so tasty.
This would be a sure fire hit at my house! Both picky eaters love pasta…and your creamy tomato sauce is irresistible! Have a wonderful week, my friend!
Thanks for stopping by. When you try this sauce, you’ll think you’re in a fancy restaurant – it’s that good.
You just can’t go wrong with a simple delicious sauce like this! Perfect for any occasion!
Thanks for stopping by. It’s perfect when you want to impress too.
This sounds like such a great tomato sauce! Thanks for sharing! Pinning! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Thanks for stopping by. This is an easy and delicious recipe.