Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients :
Serves 2 

Pasta (any type)-- 1 1/2 cups

For the Tomato Sauce :

Olive oil -- 1 tsp
Butter -- 2 tsp (optional)
Onion -- 1 no. , medium sized
Tomato -- 6 nos, medium sized
Garlic cloves -- 2 to 3 nos, acc to taste
Green chilly -- 1 no.
freshly ground black pepper -- to taste
Salt -- to taste
Milk -- 1/2 cup
Cheddar cheese -- 1 tbsp ,shredded (optional)
Herbs :
Rosemary -- 1/4 tsp
Dried basil leaves -- 3/4 tsp
Dried chives -- a pinch
** Add fresh mint leaves and coriander leaves if u don't have Italian herbs.
Method :
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions and make it ready. (Cook the pasta in hot boiling water with added salt and oil for 6 to 7 minutes and drain the water. Wash the pasta in running tap water and drain the excess water)
  • Clean and then dice the tomatoes and reserve the juice. Chop the onion ,garlic finely. Now heat a sauce pan with a tsp of oil and scald the onion followed by garlic ,take care not to burn them.
  • Drop in the diced tomatoes and the green chilly (if using) at this stage and stir well. Cover and cook the mixture till the water is gone.
  • Now throw in all the herbs (Italian ,ixture or Indian)+ salt + pepper ( if u using instead of green chilly) and give it a stir for 1 minute.
  • Switch off the stove and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. Blend the mixture to get a silky puree and transfer the mixture again to the sauce pan.
  • Pour in the 1/2 cup of milk and give the mixture a nice  boil. Cover the mixture and let the sauce cook over medium low flame until it gets thickened ,like pouring consistency.
  • Finally add the cheese and combine well.
  •  Heat another kadai with butter and add the pasta. Give them a nice toss and add the creamy tomato sauce all over the pasta and mix well. 
  • Combine well until everything comes together and the pasta gets coated with the sauce.
  • Now ur yummylicious pasta is ready to serve.
  • Addition of green chilly really brings out some MILD peppery flavour since I've added only one, that too , a small green chilly
  • Whole milk /2 % anything can be used.
  • I din't add fresh cream /whipping cream to make the pasta rich but instead I've added a tbsp of cheese.
  • This pasta was really really tasty and U can add mint leaves /Coriander leaves if u don have Italian seasoning but then the colour would change.
  • Serving idea : Place the pasta in a plate and pour the hot tomato sauce all over and serve with a tsp of butter and few sprinkles of dried basil leaves on top.
Happy eating guys,


  1. Wonderful clicks n this is one of my fav pasta dish.. too good preparation..

  2. aaha- the pics are swell shanavi- it's lunch time now and wish I could just reach out and grab a spoon or two !

  3. Super tempting pasta, makes me hungry..well done dear.

  4. Wonderful recipe. Looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

  5. Incredibly creamy & yummm & yet light & hearty.. ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Yum ...that's makes me hungry ....

  7. The clicks are unrivaled!
    I loved the addition of cheddar cheese instead of cream/normal cheese. The dish is altogether a hit!! :)

  8. Slurp..What a lovely creamy pasta.Plz pass me that bowl:-)

  9. Happy New Year Shobana,Pasta luks so delicious n yum...wonderful clicks...

  10. This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..


  11. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

  12. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting pasta....

  13. I love pasta anytime. I prepare some times in this way wihtout cream option. Looks super cool.

  14. I luv this penne pasta with yummy sauce...Great clicks.

  15. pasta looks fabulous following you on google friends nice to meet you

  16. My son was drooling at the pictures when the page opened up - Looks super inviting dear :)

  17. Tempting clicks Shanvi! pasta looks delicious!

  18. yummy looking paata, awesome clicks :)

  19. wow...creamy pasta is mouthwatering

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  21. Extremely yum pasta sauce.....Pasta looks drool worthy....

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  23. hmmm... drooool worthy pasta :)

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  24. drooling here dear.....what a lovely pasta recipe in creamy sauce !loved ur clicks :-)

  25. Awesome pasta. I love the creamy flavour with tomato.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  26. yummy pasta ..clicks are tempting

  27. yummy pasta ..clicks are tempting




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