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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Creamy Tomato Pasta Recipe


Creamy Tomato Pasta
I am here with another pasta recipe. This is a creamy version of tomato pasta and yet simple to try. Pasta is in our regular weekly menu and this tomato pasta satisfies our carving for simple and creamier pasta. As tomatoes are readily available in hand, mostly i do try this pasta recipe without any cheese or fancy ingredients.

Creamy Tomato Pasta
This is a quick and easy recipe especially, no grinding, (which i hate at times.. for the lazy in me). White sauce give the rich and creamy texture. Great for beginners to try. A handful of pasta recipes are waiting the way.....do try and please your family.
Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta Recipe - Ingredients:
Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Recipe cuisine: Italian | Category: Main course

Pasta - 1 cup ( fusilli, penne or macaroni)
Onion - 1  ( finely chopped)
Garlic - 1 clove finely chopped
Tomato - 1 big ( finely chopped)
Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
or
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Pepper - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt as needed
Olive oil - 3 tbsp

For white sauce:

Maida/ All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Butter   - 2 tbsp
Milk  - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Pepper - 1 tsp
Dried herbs  - 1/2 tbsp ( basil , oregano, parsley)
Salt as needed

Method:
1. Bring  enough water to boil along with salt and add pasta with a tsp of oil. Cook for 10 mins or until the pasta is soft yet firm enough to bite. Drain the water and keep aside.
 

2. First prepare the white sauce. In a pan heat the butter, once it melts add the maida and saute for a min.
 

3. Add the milk and water and keep stirring continuously with a hand whisk to avoid lumps.  Once it is smooth add salt, pepper and herbs.
 

Switch off. Collect the sauce and keep aside.
4. Heat a pan with olive oil and saute the garlic and onion till soft. Then add tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy.
 

5. Now add the tomato paste, and white sauce.
 

6. Add 1/2 cup of water along with required salt and bring to boil.  Add the cooked pasta and mix well until the sauce coats well with pasta.
 

Garnish with olive oil and some Italian seasoning. Serve hot.
Creamy Tomato Pasta

My Notes
  • Take care while cooking pasta, not to make it mushy. It should be firm and yet soft.
  • Check your spice level and add more pepper. 
  • You can use any type of pasta for this recipe.
  • Adding olive oil gives it the proper Italian flavor. U can use normal cooking oil too.
  • Adjust the sauce consistency. 1/2 cup of water is for medium consistency, you can make it thin by adding more water. 
Sending this to Foodabulous fest hosted by Preetha, event of Simply Tadka.


6 comments:

  1. Pasta looks too good. First time here. Happy to follow you. Do join me when u find time

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  2. Tomato pasta looks really delicious and yumm love it.

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  3. My quick time recipes... Love pasta.

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  4. Easy and yummy tomato pasta....... My daughters fav !

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  5. super yummy.. when served a bit spicy.. thanks for linking to my event.. looking for more

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