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This Luscious Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta tastes amazing - and it's amazingly simple to make!! I call it Luscious because the tomatoes, which are still slightly chunky become this thick, creamy, smooth, velvety, and flavorful sauce. The combination of the San Marzano tomatoes and sour cream takes a simple red sauce to a perfect pink heavenly cream sauce!

Luscious Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta

This Luscious Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta tastes amazing - and it's amazingly simple to make!!  I describe it as luscious because the tomatoes, which are still slightly chunky become this thick, creamy, smooth, velvety, and flavorful sauce.  The combination of the San Marzano tomatoes and sour cream takes a simple red sauce to a perfect pink heavenly cream sauce!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 28 oz San Marzano Tomatoes, whole peeled (1 can)
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Base
  • 1 tbls Cornstarch
  • 3 tbls basil, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta

Instructions

Prep Ahead to make your Cooking Kit

  1. Mince 1 garlic clove and store in a small container or storage bag
  2. Open the can of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes and crush the tomatoes with your fingers into a storage container or bag. Pour in the remaining sauce from the can and store crushed tomatoes and sauce in the fridge
  3. Into a small bowl, add the sour cream, the Vegetable Base, and cornstarch and mix to combine. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap or cover with lid and store in the fridge.
    Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta - Sour Cream ingredients
  4. Make the Fusilli pasta and store in a storage bag in the fridge.
  5. Place the 5 prepped ingredients on a pan in the fridge to create your Kit: garlic, tomatoes, sour cream mixture, and pasta.

Cook

  1. Add the garlic to a preheated large skillet with a teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Saute the garlic for 2 minutes on medium to low heat stirring it around so it doesn't burn.   

  2. Next add the tomatoes and the tomato sauce that you have crushed. If you haven't crushed them yet, do so right as you add them to the pan!  
  3. Slowly whisk in the sour cream mixture to the tomatoes in the skillet.  Cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce thickens and starts to bubble (lightly cover with aluminum foil if it starts to splatter).  Add salt and pepper, mix, then add more to taste.

    Luscious Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta mixing in the sour cream.
  4. Stir in the basil, leaving a little for garnish.  If you cooked the pasta ahead of time and it is cold, put it in a strainer and run warm water over it to soften and separate it.  Stir the cooked pasta into the tomato sauce.

  5. Serve in a bowl or plate and garnish with basil and grated parmesan cheese (if you like).  Enjoy!

    This Luscious Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta tastes amazing - and it's amazingly simple to make!! I call it Luscious because the tomatoes, which are still slightly chunky become this thick, creamy, smooth, velvety, and flavorful sauce. The combination of the San Marzano tomatoes and sour cream takes a simple red sauce to a perfect pink heavenly cream sauce!