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Creamy Tomato Alfredo

Whipping Cream Pasta
I love this time of the year. This bright sunny weather is a perfect time for picnics. This weekend, we are meeting our dear friends in a nearby park for a picnic lunch. I am making a pasta. Pasta makes everyone happy, both kids and adults.
While the toddlers run around the grass, we grown ups can chitchat. I am looking forward to this fun day. Now the best part, let me tell you how I made our family favorite Tomato Pasta.

Ingredients:
Dry Tricolor Rotini Pasta - 3 cups
Heavy Whipping Cream - 1/2 Quart (473 ml)
Roma Tomatoes - 3 
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 2 cloves
Dry Italian Seasoning - 1 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Spanish Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt 
Tomato Alfredo

How to cook Rotini Pasta in a Whipping Cream Tomato Sauce:
  • Finely chop onions and garlic. 
  • Blend tomatoes in a juicer to a fine puree. Do not add water.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add onions and garlic. Saute until onions turn slightly brown.
Tomato Pasta Sauce
  • Next, add dry Italian seasoning and fresh ground black pepper. Saute for few seconds.
  • Now add the pureed tomatoes and Spanish paprika. Stir well and bring the sauce to a boil. Paprika adds a nice color and slight smokiness to the sauce. Add a little bit more paprika if you like.
  • You can also add 1 - 2 tbsp of canned tomato paste for some color. 
  • Lastly, add heavy whipping cream and a pinch of salt. Stir well and lower the heat. Let this whipping cream tomato pasta sauce cook at low heat for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
Creamy Tomato Pasta
  • Meanwhile, heat water for cooking the dry rotini pasta. Cook the pasta as per the package instructions. Let me tell you how I cooked my pasta. Add water to a big pot and bring it to a boil. Add lot of salt and stir. Next, add dry pasta and stir well. I cooked the pasta for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Save some of the pasta cooking water. Drain the water and add the hot pasta to the creamy tomato pasta sauce.
  • Stir well and cook the pasta for about a minute or two. If the sauce is too thick, add some of the saved pasta water. I didn't need any pasta water. Taste for seasonings and your Creamy Tomato Pasta is ready.
    Tomato Alfredo
Serve Creamy Tomato Alfredo with garlic bread.
I am off to pack our picnic lunch. Have a great weekend guys!

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