Penne With Quick Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

There's nothing better than pasta! America fell in love with pasta, and I don't see any end to it, ever! So boil up a batch and there's sure to be the makings for a great, simple sauce, right in your pantry!


  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, combine the tomatoes, basil and garlic in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend at low speed until tomatoes are completely pureed.
  4. Pour mixture into a large saucepan. Heat to boilng, reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. When pasta is done, drain well.
  6. Return pasta to cooking pot,add the tomato sauce and heat over low heat until sauce is simmering and the pasta is covered with sauce.
  7. Remove pot from heat and stir in ricotta and Parmesan cheese until evenly distributed.
Most Helpful

Loved this! Quick to put together, and full flavored! I know this is one I'll use again and again! I did add fresh mozzarella right before serving. Thank Fluff! This recipe is a winner! Made for Think Pink in KK's Tag

kittycatmom November 01, 2009