Monday, June 2, 2008

Family Food Faves

Here's a tasty new pasta recipe I tried out the other day. I had been craving a creamy, tomato-based sauce with pasta. I have an awesome recipe for Tomato Tortellini but it requires quite a few ingredients that I didn't have on hand. This wasn't quite as tasty but rich and satisfying, nonetheless! And, much quicker and easier to make.

Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream
1 (20-oz.) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli*
1 (16-oz.) jar sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce
2 tablespoons white wine
2 medium-size fresh tomatoes, chopped**
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Garnish: fresh basil strips
1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, pour Alfredo sauce into a medium saucepan. Pour wine into sauce jar; cover tightly, and shake well. Stir wine mixture into saucepan. Stir in chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped basil, and cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta, and top evenly with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish, if desired.
*1 (13-oz.) package three-cheese tortellini may be substituted.
**1 (14.5-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, fully drained, may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli and Classico Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta Sauce.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Harris Boys said...

Karen, sounds very yummy!! I wish I was the cook in the house (well maybe not)...I'll pass this along to my hubby. Pasta is my one weakness!!

thanks for the comment about the boys being sick. I just feel so helpless and wish they would feel better. It breaks my heart to see my kids suffer. thanks for thinking about us.

Emma and Luke said...
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Emma and Luke said...

Hi Karen! It's me Sarah, I got your blog address from Sandy and I love seeing how your little guys are doing! The boys are darling. I am definitely going to try this recipe! I am NOT a cook (and actually don't enjoy cooking) but I love pasta and someone has to feed the family. :) Thanks for the recipe, I hope to possibly see you in Chelan this summer!

Emma and Luke said...

I made this tonight and it was delicious!! Definitely a new one to add to the list of meal rotations. :) Thanks!!