Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta: Simple Dinner Recipe

Picture a cozy evening, the kitchen imbued with the aroma of ripened tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. Our Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta brings together the simplicity of ingredients and the richness of flavors, making it a delightful choice for an effortless yet indulgent dinner. Whether you’re a culinary novice or an experienced cook, this recipe is sure to gratify your taste buds and elevate your cooking repertoire.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  1. Boil the penne pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream, fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Let it cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked penne pasta to the sauce, tossing until the pasta is coated in the creamy tomato goodness.
  6. Serve the pasta in individual dishes, garnished with grated parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A luscious marriage of tangy tomatoes, aromatic basil, and velvety cream, this Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta is a testament to simplicity and sophistication.

Nutritional information: Calories: 420 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 12g

As the sun sets and you gather around the table, this Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta becomes more than just a dish; it’s a story shared, a memory created. The twirl of the fork, the creamy blush of the sauce, each bite resonates with comfort and satisfaction. The juxtaposition of the sweet tomatoes against the peppery basil infuses the air with a tantalizing aroma, a prelude to the explosion of flavors in each mouthful. It’s a recipe that bridges the gap between indulgence and convenience, transforming a handful of ingredients into an experience that speaks to the heart of Italian cuisine.