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Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce

Turning plain tomato sauce into a delicious and decadent pasta sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Author: Melanie Blignaut


  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 batch Home-made Tomato Sauce
  • 125 ml heavy cream (or sour cream or mascarpone)
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Warm the Home-made Tomato Sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Add the cream and basil to the tomato sauce and bring to a fast simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and check the seasoning. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Once pasta is al dente drain, reserving some pasta water.
  • Add pasta to sauce and add some pasta water if the consistency is too thick.
  • Serve warm with Parmesan cheese and some more chopped basil.