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    Tomato Cream Sauce With Rigatoni

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    Total Time:

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    HotMitts's Note:

    I've tried several tomato cream sauce recipes. Some with sausage, some with chicken and some with shrimp. All very good but this one is my favorite. A very large recipe. Easily enough sauce for 3 pounds pasta. If you are not feeding an army go ahead and make full sauce recipe anyway and freeze the leftover sauce. It thaws and reheats very nicely. I typically buy the large can of San Marzano tomatoes at Costco. It's so much cheaper. I really think there is a difference in taste with the San Marzano. Just be sure to buy tomatoes that are packed in puree. Makes the sauce even richer. Adjust the seasonings as you like. I seem to make spicier every time I make by adding more garlic, and red pepper. So good!

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    Serves: 20


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    1. 1
      In large pot cook bacon and onion until bacon close to well browned and onion soft. About 8-10 minutes.
    2. 2
      While bacon and onion are cooking crush tomatoes by hand in large bowl.
    3. 3
      Deglaze pot with wine over high heat. Scrape bottom of pot to get all the brown goodness off. Continue until wine is evaporated.
    4. 4
      Add oil, garlic and red pepper flakes to bacon and onion. Cook 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Then add tomatoes, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper to pot. Bring to boil.
    6. 6
      Then lower heat to med; simmer 1 hour uncovered.
    7. 7
      Add in vodka simmer 5 min then stir in parmesan and cream and cook for 5 min until cheese melted and sauce heated through, stirring constantly. Taste for seasonings.
    8. 8
      Keep heat on low until ready to serve.
    9. 9
      Pour several ladles sauce over hot pasta in a big bowl. Give it time to absorb a bit before serving.
    10. 10
      Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and crusty garlic bread to sop up all that beautiful sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 13, 2012


      This dish was GREAT! Tangy and robust, I was well rewarded for the small amount of work to make this sauce. I reduced the recipe to 1/4 of the original, cooked 2 1/2 oz. of dry rigatoni and that was a hearty serving for 2, with enough sauce left for at least 1 more meal for two. I can't decide if I wanna share the leftovers, or freeze them cause I'm greedy! LOL I'll probably share - I have the recipe now! Thanks for sharing, HotMitts! Made for PAC Fall '12.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato Cream Sauce With Rigatoni

    Serving Size: 1 (235 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 276.3
    Calories from Fat 134
    Total Fat 14.8 g
    Saturated Fat 7.2 g
    Cholesterol 57.2 mg
    Sodium 668.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 7.2 g

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