Blush Tomato Cream Pasta

Rose Pasta, with its creamy tomato base tinged with a blush of pink from the cream, offers a visually stunning and delicious dining experience. This dish combines the robust flavors of freshly cooked tomatoes with the silky smoothness of cream, accented by a hint of fresh basil and the sharp tang of Parmesan cheese. It’s a delightful twist on traditional pasta sauces, offering a comforting yet sophisticated flavor profile that’s perfect for a cozy dinner or a special occasion.

The process of making Rose Pasta is as fulfilling as enjoying the dish itself, involving the slow simmering of tomatoes to bring out their natural sweetness, complemented by the richness of cream and cheese. Each bite of this pasta is not just nourishing but also an indulgence in culinary craft. Serve this with a side of garlic bread and a light salad for a complete, impressive meal that is sure to captivate the palates of your loved ones.

Full Recipe:

  • Ingredients:
    • 300g Pasta of your choice
    • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons Butter
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1kg (35oz) Cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes
    • 1¼ cups (300ml) Cream
    • 3-4 Basil leaves, chopped
    • 1/3 cup (30g) Parmesan cheese, grated
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
  • Directions:
    1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 5-6 minutes, until lightly golden. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
    2. Add halved cherry tomatoes or chopped regular tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, keeping the lid on. If the mixture is too thick, add 1/4 cup of water.
    3. When the sauce is almost ready: fill a large pot with water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil. When boiling, add the pasta and cook to al dente according to package directions.
    4. While the pasta is cooking: To the sauce, add cream, chopped basil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add drained pasta to the sauce, turn the heat off, and toss.
    6. Serve hot and enjoy your creamy and delicious Rose Pasta!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 hour 10 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Kcal: 680 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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