Tomato Cream Sauce for Pasta


A restaurant-type sauce that’s easy and delicious.

Makes 5 servings. Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Ready in 20 minutes.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
3/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter


In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Make sure it doesn’t burn. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and continue to boil 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream and butter. Reduce heat and simmer 5 more minutes.


This is just for the sauce, per serving. 182 calories, 16.6 gms fat, 6.7 gms carbohydrates, 1.7 gms. protein.