Make this restaurant-style tomato cream sauce and whole grain linguine in the comfort of your very own home in just 30 minutes.

Tomato Cream Linguine

Whole grain pasta with tomato cream sauce is a great way to jazz up a meatless meal.

Adding cream or half and half to a tomato-based sauce adds such a subtle richness.

About this Recipe

This pasta sauce starts out with butter, olive oil, shallots and garlic.

After adding tomato sauce, spices, grated Parmesan, and half and half, the sauce is all but done.

 

The cooked linguine is added to the sauce, toppings are added and it’s time to eat.

Easy and quick to make.

Serve this linguine as a main dish with “Easy To-Make Garlic Bread“, a salad, or just by its delicious self.

Here are more recipes made with a quick and easy homemade sauce you may like “Cheesy Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce“, “Pork Meatballs, Spaghetti and Marinara Wine Sauce” and “Italian Sausage and Radiatore Pasta with Homemade Sauce“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce ingredients

Whole grain linguine, butter, olive oil, a shallot, garlic, tomato sauce, half and half, butter, olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, dried red chili flakes, fresh basil, salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Tomato Cream Sauce

Shallots and Garlic:

Chopped shallots on cutting board with knife

Chop the shallots and garlic.

Set aside.

Butter, Olive Oil, Shallots and Garlic:

Add butter to pan

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the butter…

Add olive oil to pan

…olive oil…

Add chopped shallots to pan

…shallots,

Add chopped garlic to pan

Add chopped garlic in pan

and garlic.

Stir chopped garlic and shallots in pan

Continuously stir while cooking for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Tomato Sauce and Seasonings:

Stir tomato sauce in pan with garlic and shallots

Add the tomato sauce,

Add red pepper flakes in marinara sauce in pan

dried red pepper flakes…

Stir marinara sauce in pan

…and stir.

Add salt to marinara sauce in pan

Add salt…

Add pepper to marinara sauce in pan

…pepper…

Stir marinara sauce in pan

…and stir.

Half and Half: 

Add half and half to marinara sauce in pan

Then add half and half.

Parmesan Cheese:

Stir grated Parmesan in marinara cream sauce in pan

Add grated Parmesan cheese and stir.

Simmer:

Stir marinara cream sauce in pan

Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the sauce is simmering, cook the linguine.

Linguine

Boiling water in pot on stove top

In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil.

Boiling water in pot on stove top

Then,

Add salt in boiling water on stove top

add salt…

Add linguine pasta to boiling water in pot

…and the linguine.

Stir pasta in boiling water in pot

Let cook until the pasta is al-dente (about 4 minutes).

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce

Linguine in tomato cream sauce in pan

Drain the noodles and add them to the sauce.

Basil:

Chopped basil on cutting board with knife

Chop the basil…

Add chopped basil to linguine with tomato cream sauce in pan

…and…

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

…add it to the pasta.

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Red Pepper Flakes:

Add red pepper flakes to Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Top with red pepper flakes (optional).

Parmesan Cheese:

Add Parmesan to Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Add Parmesan to Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Top with Parmesan cheese.

Serve:

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Serve warm.

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in pan

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in bowl

And…

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in bowl

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce in bowl

…enjoy.

Tomato Cream Linguine

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Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce

Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce

Make this restaurant-style tomato cream sauce and whole grain linguine in the comfort of your very own home in just 30 minutes.
4.8 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 servings uncooked whole grain (or regular) linguine (about 2 ounces per dry pasta serving) about 2-1/8 inches circumference of dry pasta per serving
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for the water that the pasta is cooked in)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot peeled and chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or to taste (for the sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  or to taste (for the sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (for the sauce)
  • ounces half and half
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (for the topping)
  • tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (for the topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet on low to medium heat and add the butter, olive oil, shallots and garlic.  Stir as the mixture cooks for 2 minutes.
  • To the pan, add tomato sauce, salt, dried red pepper flakes, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and half and half. Stir. 
  • Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • While the sauce is simmering, cook the linguine.
    In a medium-size pot, add water, and bring it to a boil. Then add salt to the boiling water.
  • To the boiling water, add the pasta. Stir gently and let cook uncovered until the noodles are al-dente (about 4 to 5 minutes or according to package instructions). 
  • Drain the noodles (don't rinse) and add them to the sauce pot. Gently stir until the noodles are coated with the sauce.
  • Top with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and dried red pepper flakes (optional). Serve while warm.

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