Tangy tomato cream sauce w/ ziti

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

My dad taught me how to make a subtle yet delicious tomato cream sauce for pasta. You can use any pasta, I like it with ziti.

serves 5
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1
    14.5 oz can italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    each, salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    light cream
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 12 oz
    ziti pasta or other pasta

How To Make

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed and drain. return to pot. In saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil over medium heat.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Boil gently for 15 mins.. Remove from heat. Stir in light cream and butter.
  • 3
    Pour sauce over pasta, toss to coat evenly.