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The Best Tomato Pasta Sauce Ever

best tomato sauce ever recipe

After making this tomato sauce a couple of days ago, all I can say is that I am really thankful that I have found another wonderful and delicious pasta sauce recipe.

This sauce offers the purest tomato taste which is wonderfully accompanied by some luscious cream and seasoning. Truly yummy! Just try it, you’ll love it!

Here’s how…

 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

1. Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan. Place over medium heat.

2. Chop up 1 shallot, 1/2 onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Brown them in olive oil for about 5 minutes.

3. Add the canned tomatoes and the peeled fresh tomatoes in the pan (if you wonder how to peel tomatoes, you can find the steps in one of my recipes here.)

4. Add the seasonings – crushed red pepper pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.

 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

5. In a separate bowl, combine the cream with about 1 tbsp of flour and whisk together. Then add the creamy mixture to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.

6. Remove from the heat and add more salt to taste, if necessary.

 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

7. Finally prepare your favorite pasta and serve all together while still warm.

As a bonus, I added a little sauteed mushrooms and a few chopped spinach leaves in my sauce. We loved it. In fact, you can stir in any vegetables that you like in your sauce, I am sure it will taste just lovely.
 
 

best tomato sauce ever recipe

Mmmm, gorgeous.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was inspired by www.chewonthatblog.com.)

The Best Tomato Pasta Sauce Ever
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 14.5 oz (410 grams) can tomatoes
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan. Place over medium heat.
  2. Chop up 1 shallot, ½ onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Brown them in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes and the peeled fresh tomatoes in the pan.
  4. Add the seasonings – crushed red pepper pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the cream with about 1 tbsp of flour and whisk together. Then add the creamy mixture to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
  6. Remove from the heat and add more salt to taste, if necessary.
  7. Finally prepare your favorite pasta and serve all together while still warm.
  8. Enjoy!

 

One-Pot Chicken, Tomato and Basil Pasta

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

The most important note that I have for you regarding this recipe is that I have fallen in love with it.

Truly and deeply.

And I think the same might happen to you too.

Well, who wouldn’t love a meal that can be prepared within 30 minutes, where only one pot is used and the result tastes just wonderful? It is a simple and delicious dish that I highly recommend.

A real keeper!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

These are the ingredients that you need.

So yes, the only thing that you will need to prepare in advance is the cooked chicken. I cooked mine in chicken broth (not the chicken broth noted in the recipe list).

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

1. To begin, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a larger pot over medium heat.

2. Chop the onions.

3. Once the oil gets hot, add the chopped onions and cook until the onions are translucent and softened, about 7 minutes.

4. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot – the pasta, crushed tomatoes with their liquid, cooked and shredded chicken, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, chicken broth, salt and pepper.

6. Stir everything together until well combined.

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

7. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or even more, depending on the type of pasta you are using. Stir frequently. Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated and the pasta has reached an al dente consistency.

8. Finally, add more salt and pepper if needed and stir well.

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

9. This meal tastes best when served immediately with a generous topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

Yummy!

 

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.fearlesshomemaker.com. It makes 3 servings.)

 

Cheesy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli And Sun Dried Tomatoes

pasta with cheese, broccoli and dried tomatoes recipe

Are you on the lookout for quick and delicious weeknight dinner recipes? Then I can wholeheartedly recommend this pasta to you, dear friends.

This recipe only requires a couple minutes of your time and will reward you with an amazing, flavorful and satisfying result. Just imagine some really delicious creamy and cheesy sauce combined with flavorful chicken chunks, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes, all poured over your favorite kind of pasta. Sounds good, right?

I made this meal for our dinner a few days ago and I think that this recipe is definitely going to stay.

Here is how it can be prepared…

 

Cheesy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli And Sun Dried Tomatoes

The ingredients…

 

pasta with cheese, broccoli and dried tomatoes recipe

1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain well.

2. Cook broccoli in salted water for about 5-7 minutes, until cooked but still crunchy. Drain well, reserving about 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the cooking water for the chicken.

3. Combine pasta and broccoli in one pot.

Broccoli, Chickpeas and Garlic Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat pasta recipe

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I like whole-wheat pasta a lot.

I like the unique taste it has, I like its slightly brittle texture (fiber baby, fiber!) and I like the idea that it’s considered healthy.

To make a super-quick lunch or dinner, I often put together some whole-wheat spaghetti, a little bit of soy sauce and some steamed or cooked vegetables. Simplicity is my favorite game!

The meals made with this kind of pasta are even surprisingly satisfying… just like this recipe…

 

whole wheat broccoli, chickpeas and garlic spaghetti recipe ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat pasta recipe cooking broccoli

1. First, cut the broccoli into florets. Boil in salted water until crisp-tender. Drain the florets.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe cooking pasta

2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes in a pan

3. In a large skillet or pan, cook the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes in oil, stirring frequently, until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, steamed and chopped broccoli

4. Add the chopped broccoli.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, addig canned chickpeas in a pan

5. Then add the drained chickpeas and stir until heated through.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe, combining and drizzling with soy sauce

6. Add the pasta and the reserved cooking water. Cook over moderate heat, tossing, until combined well.

7. Add soy sauce to taste. If necessary, add salt too.

 
 

broccoli, chickpeas and garlic whole wheat spaghetti recipe

8. Serve drizzled with additional olive oil. If desired, drizzle with some lemon juice and top with your favorite grated cheese.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from epicurious.com. It makes 2 servings.)