Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce

Last week, I shared how I cook spaghetti squash and I promised to share my Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce.  It is perfectly lovely on regular pasta, veggie noodles, or on spaghetti squash like in the pictures below.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Without further ado, here is the recipe.  Get ready to dig in!


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce
A Vintage Zest original


Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups cherry or pear tomatoes  (I used tomatoes from my mom's garden.  Score!)
  • 1/3 of 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • Handful, fresh basil, sliced into ribbons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Up to 1 cup chicken stock or water


Directions

1.  Warm olive oil over medium-high heat.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


2.  Add the tomatoes and sprinkle them with salt.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


3.  Shake the pan frequently for 5 to 10 minutes until the tomatoes have burst.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


4.  Add in the cream cheese and stir until smooth.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


5.  You may need to thin out your sauce with a bit of chicken stock, or regular water will do in a pinch.

6.  Season with salt, pepper, to taste.  Just before serving, stir in the fresh basil, reserving some for topping.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


And that's it!  Spoon over your favorite noodles for a delicious pasta sauce.


Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I enjoy this because it is super simple, and I almost always have these ingredients on hand.  Also, it is a great way to use lots of tomatoes that your plant may overproduce.  :)

What is your favorite go-to homemade pasta sauce?



Creamy Burst Tomato Pasta Sauce on Diane's Vintage Zest!




33 comments:

  1. this looks soo yummy! pinning to try. found at cast party wed. Have a great week!

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  2. Oh wow! This looks fabulous! I love pasta and trying out new sauces is so much fun! A sauce can completely transform a "basic" pasta dish (actually... the sauce IS the dish)!

    Visiting from The Blogger's Digest!

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  3. Looks awesome. I was planning to make pasta tonight and I have tomatoes I was going to use. now I know what I am going to make. thx for sharing. Peter of Feed Your Soul Too.

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  4. This looks delicious I can't wait to try it. Ill think i will add it to next week's menu since chicken and tomatoes are both on sale this week. Thanks for sharing at From Dream to Reality.

    I have a very picky family and hopefully 4 out of 5 will like it. :)

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  5. I am always looking for more ways to use up the cherry tomatoes from my garden. I always seem to get overloaded. This will be a great recipe to have on hand!

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  6. Thanks for visiting! Sometimes I have goat cheese in the fridge, which I always love, but people who are sensitive to the tanginess prefer the cream cheese. Hope you enjoy!

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  7. Me too! Well tomatoes from my mother's garden, but I still always get them in bagfuls. Enjoy!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I have got to try this. All my favorite ingredients. Please come sign up on my linky and post your recipe. mmmmmm I have got to have this tonight!

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  9. Oh yum, I could eat this everyday! I can't wait for my tomatoes in the garden

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  10. I love the addition of the cream cheese to this delicious sauce. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Great looking tomatoes... I'm going to remember this dish when I get my hands on some nice tomatoes. Thanks for bringing it by foodie friday.

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  12. YUM! This looks so good. Found you through Link it or ump it!

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  13. DROOLING.... this looks so good. Would love for you to link up at Link It Or Lump it Link Party, if you haven't already! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-sunday-link-party-35/

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  14. OH my goodness does this ever look delicious! I totally pinned it!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  15. This sauce looks fantastic and sounds wonderful!
    I need to make it :)
    Pinning

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  17. This recipe looks fantastic. I can't wait to try it for myself. I'm featuring it at this week's link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-89.html

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  18. This looks delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

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  19. OH! We have cherry tomatoes growing right now! Crossing my fingers that my summer I can make this recipe!

    Pinning!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

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  20. My fave ingredients too! :)

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  21. Thanks! All my mother's gardening work. :)

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