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Linguine with fresh tomato cream sauce in a bowl

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Cream Sauce

This simple 15-minute pasta with fresh tomato cream sauce is full of traditional Italian flavors, in a light and fresh dish that is perfect for summertime.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 688kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste
  • 1 pound dry linguine or other pasta shape
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • In the meantime, melt the butter in a large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and garlic to the pan and sauté for around 3 minutes, until they begin to soften. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the cream. Simmer until it starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shredded parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain the cooked pasta and toss it with the sauce until well coated. Sprinkle with chopped basil and additional parmesan if desired, and serve.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1535IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.7mg