Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pasta with Marinara Cream Sauce

Pasta with Marinara Cream Sauce: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

A simple yet delicious pasta dish. This pasta only requires a handful of ingredients, but it turns out so creamy and yummy. It makes a great meatless dish or perfect side dish. I served it as a side dish and that is how I calculated the serving size and nutritional information.

Pasta with Marinara Cream Sauce
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
30 ounces marinara sauce
black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 pounds fettuccine

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter and heat the olive oil. Add in the garlic and onions and sauté for about 1 minute. Stir in the marinara sauce, black pepper, and sugar. Reduce heat to low and cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat and stir in the heavy cream. Stir in the cheese and then the pasta. If the sauce is too thick for your taste add a little bit of reserved pasta water to thin it out.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
I used my homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce to help reduce the amount of sodium in this dish.

Serves: 8
Calories: 570
Total Fat: 23.5g
   Saturated: 11.5g
   Polyunsaturated: 1.2g
   Monounsaturated: 8.1g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 59.7mg
Sodium: 351mg
Potassium: 355.5mg
Total Carbs: 73.4g
   Dietary Fiber: 5.4g
   Sugars: 7.1g
Protein: 17.7g
Vitamin A: 22.2%
Vitamin C: 22.1%
Calcium: 20.4%
Iron: 20.4%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from The Pioneer Woman.
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