5-ingredient creamy tomato and basil pasta

5-ingredient creamy tomato and basil pasta

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Ruby Goss

Ruby Goss

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"This simple number, using a generous amount of tomato paste as a base, is inspired by Bon Appetit’s Basically recipe for rigatoni with easy vodka sauce. You could also use heavy cream or mascarpone, but I like the tanginess of crème fraîche here, and would highly recommend seeking out bucatini, as it’s THE pasta for slurping up all that creamy sauce."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

25 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
100 g
crème fraîche
100 g
tomato paste
1
red onion
3 cloves
garlic
200 g
linguine
olive oil
salt
pepper
basil (for serving)
grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, frying pan, cooking spoon, pot, whisk

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Nutrition per serving

Cal659
Fat31 g
Protein15 g
Carb77 g
  • Step 1/4

    Finely chop red onion. Crush garlic cloves with the back of a knife. Pluck basil leaves.
    • 1 red onion
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • basil (for serving)
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Finely chop red onion. Crush garlic cloves with the back of a knife. Pluck basil leaves.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a pan over medium low. Add onion and crushed garlic cloves and sauté until the onions are soft and translucent. Add tomato paste and sauté on low for approx. 10 min.
    • 100 g tomato paste
    • olive oil
    • frying pan
    • cooking spoon

    Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a pan over medium low. Add onion and crushed garlic cloves and sauté until the onions are soft and translucent. Add tomato paste and sauté on low for approx. 10 min.

  • Step 3/4

    In the meantime, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving about a cup (150 grams) of pasta water.
    • 200 g linguine
    • pot

    In the meantime, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving about a cup (150 grams) of pasta water.

  • Step 4/4

    Whisk together the crème fraîche with half a cup of pasta water to loosen it up. Add to the frying pan over low heat and stir together, adding extra pasta water if needed until the sauce has a glossy consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Before serving, add a handful of grated Parmesan to the sauce, then combine with the pasta and serve with plenty of basil leaves and more grated Parmesan on top. Enjoy!
    • 100 g crème fraîche
    • salt
    • pepper
    • grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
    • whisk

    Whisk together the crème fraîche with half a cup of pasta water to loosen it up. Add to the frying pan over low heat and stir together, adding extra pasta water if needed until the sauce has a glossy consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Before serving, add a handful of grated Parmesan to the sauce, then combine with the pasta and serve with plenty of basil leaves and more grated Parmesan on top. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    5-ingredient creamy tomato and basil pasta

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