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cooked pink pasta sauce in a skillet.

Pink Sauce Pasta Recipe

Ajoke
This pink sauce pasta recipe or should I say creamy tomato pasta is a delicious comforting food! if you love indulgent pasta dish that is quick and easy especially on a busy weeknight then this recipe is for you. Pasta tossed in a creamy tomato sauce that makes a perfect meatless meal with some steamed or roasted vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Entree, Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 548 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g Dried pasta
  • 350 g Passata (pureed tomatoes)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup semi skimmed milk
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried jalapeno pepper: this is optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water until al dente. It is important not to overcook the pasta so do keep an eye. Reserve some pasta water (you may need it) drain and set aside.
  • Heat up olive oil and butter on medium-high heat until melted, add chopped onions and garlic and saute until fragrant, soft, and translucent. Do keep an eye so that the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add tomato puree (passata), milk, heavy cream, basil, Italian seasoning, dried jalapeno, salt, and black pepper and stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in grated parmesan cheese to the creamy tomato sauce until melted. Add drained pasta and toss to combine. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste then take it off the heat. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

How to store and reheat
Fridge: leftover pink pasta sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat: add the pasta to a microwave-safe bowl, add a splash of water, milk, or a knob of butter. Cover with a lid and microwave at 60 seconds interval stirring as needed and until warmed enough to your liking.

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 18gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 271mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1120IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 245mgIron: 3mg

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Keyword creamy tomato pasta recipe, pink sauce pasta, rose pasta sauce
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