Total Time
15mins
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.

Directions

  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.
  5. DO NOT BOIL.
  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!

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