Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A quick, different pasta sauce. Use whatever herbs you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook onions for about 3 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add tomatoes and spices and bring up to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  4. Whisk in softened cheese until mixture is smooth and is softly bubbling.
  5. Toss with cooked pasta (try penne) and serve with parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

I have been looking for a recipe like this for a very long time. I happened to search Recipezaar in a panic after a late day at the office. I had all the ingredients on hand except the pasta. However I had some frozen cheese tortellini. What a wonderfuly combo. I made the recipe exactly as documented except that I also pureed the onions. Some family members don't like onions. (If they don't see them, life is good). Thank you for submitting this really good and flavorful recipe. I can think of a number of ways I can serve this in the future.

Gee Bee July 11, 2002

This was very good--used FF cream cheese and added a few red pepper flakes just because we really happen to like it hot! The only thing was that the color freaked us out a tiny bit--we're just finicky (it's sort of pinkish). I don't know how you'd fix that! But the taste was nice! thanks for posting, lennie!

spatchcock September 04, 2002