Penne With Tomato, Cream & Basil

1 Jul

Yesterday’s dinner was so delicious, easy and quick. As you know, I love pasta, tomato sauce and basil. And they were all combined in this dish. It was a creamymeal, rich in flavors. We added two more ingredients to the recipe. We sauteed some sliced mushrooms and added them to the tomato-cream sauce. And sprinkle over some grated parmesan.

While my husband was preparing this dish, I was preparing some cookies and madeleines batches for the week-end, despite my flu-sickness begining. Today I stayed home, I didn’t go to work, I needed rest but I could manage to post about this recipe. 

Nothing more to say except it’s a yummiii savoury dish.

This recipe is courtesy Olive magazine. From bbcgoodfood website.

Penne With Tomato, Cream & Basil

-1 onion, grated

-olive oil

-2 garlic cloves, crushed

-2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

-150 ml cream

-handful basil, chopped

-200g mushrooms, sliced

-300g penne

Cook the onion in 2 tbsp olive oil until soft. Add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Tip in the tomatoes and let simmer for 20 minutes until reduced and thickened. In the meantimes, heat another pan and add some olive oil then the mushrooms and cook til almost brown for few minutes. Add the cream to the tomato sauce and simmer for few minutes then add the mushrooms. In the end add the chopped basil.

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente then toss in the tomato cream sauce. Sprinkle over some grated parmesan.



2 Responses to “Penne With Tomato, Cream & Basil”

  1. George July 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Indeed it was a rewarding dinner, there are so many meals to try and so little time.

    The best thing about food is preparing them with you mimi.

    What’s next on the menu?


    • Fragolina July 5, 2010 at 6:32 am #

      what’s next?!! mmm…we’ll choose together a dish to prepare… 🙂

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