Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is such a great comfort food. Easy enough for a week-night, yet good enough for a special occasion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in skillet, cook tomatoes over medium high heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low; wait a few minutes and then add basil and cream.
  4. Heat through.
  6. Toss with pasta and and cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was just OK for us. I followed the recipe as written other then I used light cream. I used italian seasoning instead of just basil. We thought it needed more flavor. We did add salt and pepper and liked it a bit more. Not sure what it as missing but it was missing something for us.

bmcnichol November 10, 2010

Great pasta dish, perfect for a last minute fix with no meat defrosted. Personally I would reduce the cream next time, though my daughter thought it was delicious as is. I didn't have any penne, just bow ties. Thanks for posting.

vrvrvr June 15, 2010

We enjoyed this quick and easy recipe. It's great if you're in a hurry. When you have a little more time, adding a half pound of Italian Sausage makes this an extra tasty dish. Thanks!

Deb's Recipes May 22, 2010

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