Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta

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Indulge in the Ultimate Comfort Dish: Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta!

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta is a heartwarming dish that combines the elegance of Italian flavors with the rich decadence of heavy cream and the vibrant taste of cherry tomatoes.

This one-pan dish is not just a testament to comfort food but also serves as an excellent choice for family dinner ideas, quick weeknight dinners, and special occasions like Easter dinner or Christmas meal ideas.

Featuring fettuccine tossed in a creamy sauce with olive oil, garlic, and cherry tomatoes, this dish is a celebration of hearty vegetarian dishes and vegetarian recipes.

Whether you’re searching for a summer dish, winter comfort foods, or a quick and easy dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes, this pasta is sure to become a beloved staple.

A plate of Tuscan-Style Creamy Tomato Fettuccine, showcasing perfectly cooked noodles coated in a smooth tomato cream sauce, topped with fresh herbs.

Why Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta Is a “Must-Try”

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta shines as a versatile dish, perfect for:

It’s a one-dish wonder that embodies the spirit of quick and easy dinner options, offering a fulfilling meal that’s both nutritious and delicious.

Ideal for meal prep or as a delightful way to use leftover pasta, this dish is a quintessential example of Italian flavors meeting the comfort food category.

Close-up view of Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta with ripe cherry tomatoes and creamy sauce clinging to al dente fettuccine noodles, sprinkled with grated Parmesan.

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • Fettuccine: Serves as the foundation of the dish, offering a perfect canvas for the creamy sauce.
  • Olive Oil: Used to sauté the onions and garlic, adding depth and richness to the dish.
  • Onion: One medium, finely chopped, to infuse sweetness and complexity.
  • Garlic: Two cloves, minced, to enhance the dish with its aromatic flavors.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: A pint, halved, introducing a fresh and tangy element.
  • Heavy Cream: The core of the creamy sauce, providing a luxurious texture.
  • Pasta Water: A secret ingredient to adjust the sauce’s consistency, enhancing its silkiness.
A serving of Rich and Creamy Tuscan Pasta, with a generous helping of creamy, tomato-infused sauce blanketing tender pasta, accented by fresh green basil.

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta Instructions

Preparing the Pasta:

  1. Cook Fettuccine: Boil until al dente )follow package instructions), reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water for the sauce.
  2. Sauté Vegetables: In olive oil, cook the onion and garlic until translucent, then add cherry tomatoes until they soften.
  3. Create Sauce: Add heavy cream and pasta water to the pan, simmering until the sauce thickens.
  4. Combine: Toss the cooked fettuccine in the sauce, ensuring even coverage and flavor absorption.

Tip

Pasta Water: Reserve 1/2 cup of the water used to boil your pasta. This starchy liquid is crucial for achieving a smooth, silky sauce consistency. If you find your sauce is too thick, gradually add pasta water to thin it to your desired consistency. This method allows for easy troubleshooting of the sauce’s thickness, ensuring your Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta is perfectly creamy every time.

Two plates of Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta side by side, each brimming with twirls of fettuccine in a lush, tomato cream sauce, dotted with fresh basil leaves for an aromatic touch.

Tuscan-Style Creamy Fettuccine Serving Suggestions

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta serves as a versatile centerpiece for:

  • Family dinners
  • Holiday meals like Easter dinner and Christmas
  • Quick weeknight dinners
Close-up of Rich and Creamy Tuscan Pasta, emphasizing the lush, velvety sauce and perfectly cooked pasta, finished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a pop of color.

These pasta meal pairs beautifully with side dishes such as:

  • Caprese Salad: Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil with balsamic drizzle for a refreshing side.
  • Greek Salad: Feta, olives, and cucumber add Mediterranean zest.
  • Cucumber Salad: Crisp and tangy, perfect for cleansing the palate.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Seasonal veggies, roasted to perfection, bring warmth and depth.

This pasta recipe not only fulfills the promise of a 30-minute meal but also caters to the needs of those looking for hearty vegetarian dishes, summer dish options, or comforting winter foods.

It’s a testament to the simplicity and beauty of Italian flavors, crafted into a one-pan dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

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A bowl of Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta, featuring twirls of fettuccine enveloped in a rich, tomato-based cream sauce garnished with fresh basil leaves.
Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Savor the flavors of Italy with Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta: a delectable mix of al dente fettuccine, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a velvety cream sauce. A quick, hearty vegetarian delight that brings a touch of Tuscany to your table in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fettuccine, cooked according to the package instructions
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup pasta water

Instructions

  1. Cook Fettuccine: Boil until al dente )follow package instructions), reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water for the sauce.
  2. Sauté Vegetables: In olive oil, cook the onion and garlic until translucent, then add cherry tomatoes until they soften.
  3. Create Sauce: Add heavy cream and pasta water to the pan, simmering until the sauce thickens.
  4. Combine: Toss the cooked fettuccine in the sauce, ensuring even coverage and flavor absorption.

Notes

Pasta Water: Reserve 1/2 cup of the water used to boil your pasta. This starchy liquid is crucial for achieving a smooth, silky sauce consistency. If you find your sauce is too thick, gradually add pasta water to thin it to your desired consistency. This method allows for easy troubleshooting of the sauce's thickness, ensuring your Creamy Tuscan Tomato Pasta is perfectly creamy every time.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 382Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 34mgSodium 21mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 9g

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