Creamy Tomato Sauce for Pasta

I love creamy tomato sauces/ gravies, be it in Indian gravy curries or Italian pasta sauces. Just the thought of how thick, luscious and yummy these gravies could be, will make me extremely hungry and smack my lips. Well to add to my hunger I remembered my husband telling about the thick tomato soup he had for lunch the other day.
Creamy Tomato Sauce for Pasta

I couldn’t think of anything else but the basket of ripe tomatoes I had on the counter until I got home. But I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it thick and luscious like I was imagining, then I saw the tub of mascarpone cheese in the fridge and the little bulb went on (no actually I remember watching Giada adding it to a lot of her dishes). After half an hour I was devouring the perfect creamy sauce with ravioli and it was just as I dreamed.

I used three types of tomatoes in the sauce to get the consistency I was looking for. Canned chopped tomatoes can be used instead of fresh ones.

Creamy Tomato Sauce for Pasta
I love creamy tomato sauces/ gravies, be it in Indian gravy curries or Italian pasta sauces. Just the thought of how thick, luscious and yummy these gravies could be, will make me extremely hungry and smack my lips. Well to add to my hunger I remembered my husband telling about the thick tomato soup...

Creamy Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Summary

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  • Coursenoodles & pasta
  • Cuisineitalian
  • Yield4~6 Serving s 4~6 Serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Ripe tomatoes – large , chopped
2
Tomato paste
2 tsps
Tomato puree
¼ cup
Onion – small, finely chopped
1
Garlic – minced
2 cloves
Red pepper flakes
1tsp
Vegetable bouillon cube
1
Milk
¼ cup
Mascarpone cheese
3 tbsps
Parmesan cheese
2 tbsps
Sugar
1 tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 2tsp olive oil in a large pot on medium-low flame, add garlic and red chili flakes; sauté for 1 minute till garlic is golden and fragrant (be careful not to burn garlic).
  2. Add onions and sauté till translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add all the tomatoes, fresh, paste and all, and bouillon cube; cover and cook till tomatoes turn mushy, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Now add milk and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Finally add mascarpone cheese, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Simmer for another minute. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes, enjoy on your favorite pasta.
Creamy Tomato Sauce for Pasta

We had ours with spinach ravioli and it was awesome.

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