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Fast Tomato Cream Sauce

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  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
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This creamy tomato sauce is ready in a jiffy and tastes great over good pasta.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Baking soda


  • 1
    Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Spray with olive oil and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and Italian seasonings. Stir well. Add the butter and allow to melt. Stir. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in the heavy cream, then taste. if the sauce is too acidic, stir in some baking soda (start with 1/2 tsp. You can always add more, but you may not need to). Allow to sit over low heat for 2-3 minutes while the baking soda foams.
  • 4
    Serve over great pasta like fresh ravioli.

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  • 3 Easy Ways to Get Yummy Pasta Sauce from Canned Tomatoes

    Like many people, my absolute go-to for a quick dinner is pasta. I have a whole area of the pantry devoted to all shapes, sizes and lengths of pasta. My kids take turns picking out what kind we’ll have when it’s pasta night.

    But I rarely keep sauce in the house – there’s just no need. Instead, I rely on canned tomatoes (stewed, diced, paste, crushed, etc), which I keep stocked right with the pasta, for those times that I'm in a tomato-sauce kind of mood. Really, going from canned tomatoes to sauce is so simple.

    Here’s how:

    1. If you have diced tomatoes: Fast Tomato Cream Sauce (featured)

    Ready in about 15 minutes, this creamy sauce is decadent and smooth. Try it on your favorite pasta. (I like it on good quality fresh ravioli.)

    2. If you have tomato paste: Easy Tomato Marinara

    Got 20 minutes? Then you can whip up this simple marinara sauce. It’s perfect on pasta, chicken or as a dip for breadsticks or fried mozzarella.

    3. If you have stewed tomatoes: Tomato and Garlic-Sauced Pasta

    A  three-ingredient sauce and pasta, ready in 30 minutes? It’s as good as it gets!

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    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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