Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pasta in a Tomato-Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

I had 30 minutes to prep, cook, and eat last night before leaving for my classes. The results did not taste like a 30 minute meal at all.. this was one of the best pasta sauces I've made!


  • Penne pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 shallot, chopped
  • 1 c light or heavy cream
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • Handful of fresh spinach (optional, but I loved it in this dish!)


  • Cook pasta; set aside
  • Heat olive oil; add shallots and garlic, saute. Add tomatoes, stir.
  • Add the white wine and thyme. Reduce heat, and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the cream and bring to a simmer
  • Add the cheese and salt, stir
  • Toss the pasta in the sauce. If you are using spinach, add it once you turn the heat off so it wilts. Adjust salt if necessary.

I'm so glad I made enough to have leftovers tonight!

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  1. Wow! So simple but it sounds so good!

  2. Hi! I'm going to be trying out this recipe tonight. It sounds tasty!