One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta

Picture this: a chilly evening, a hungry family, and the desire for a comforting meal that’s easy to make yet bursting with flavor. Enter the One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta – a dish that’s not just a meal, but an experience. With the perfect blend of ingredients and an efficient cooking method, this recipe is your ticket to a cozy and delicious dinner.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic, dried basil, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  4. Stir in the penne pasta. Cover and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked to perfection.
  5. Serve the creamy tomato pasta hot, garnished with grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A delightful harmony of flavors, this One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta boasts a rich and velvety sauce wrapped around perfectly cooked penne pasta. The sweet tanginess of tomatoes combined with the creaminess of the sauce creates a luxurious texture that’s balanced by the subtle heat of red pepper flakes. Each bite is a journey through comfort and taste, and the best part – it’s all made in a single pot, minimizing the cleanup and maximizing your enjoyment.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Fat: 22g | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g

Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this delightful dish, surrounded by loved ones and a sense of culinary accomplishment. The One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta isn’t just a recipe; it’s a testament to the joy of cooking and the warmth of sharing a meal together.