Tomatoes, butter, herbs and seasonings come together in this easy and hearty Pasta with Tomato Butter Sauce recipe.
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If you start the water to boil the pasta right before you start melting the butter for the sauce, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes! 😮 I ate it as a full meal, but it also makes a good side dish. And did I mention how incredible it is with grilled chicken breasts on top? You can do so much with this pasta or just eat it as a hearty vegetarian meal.
Seriously… this sauce is so good that I couldn’t stop tasting it as it was simmering. Not only is is amazingly delicious, you probably already have all the ingredients on-hand to make it. I used a large can of whole tomatoes and broke them up into the size I wanted them while they were simmering, but you can also use diced tomatoes.
If you haven’t already tried it, I sooooo recommend that you do; it’s that crazy delicious!
- 8 ounces pasta, cooked according to package directions (I used fettuccine)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
- 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes or diced tomatoes, undrained
- ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh chopped basil or basil ribbons
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly (about 30 seconds).
- Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar and bay leaf. If using whole tomatoes, break up tomatoes with a sharp spoon into about 1-inch pieces while bringing to a boil. Once sauce reaches a gentle boil, reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and discard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve over pasta with fresh basil, if desired.