Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creamy Tomato Pasta

1 lb ground hamburger
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
14 ounces penne pasta
grated Parmesan for topping

Notes/Story: Cook the pasta in salted water al dente, according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, brown the hamburger.
Add the onions and garlic to the hamburger and saute for a couple of minutes.
Pour in the entire can of diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce and heat through.
Pour in the cream and heat through. The longer you cook the sauce the thicker it will get so simmer it until it is the consistency you want.
Add the basil and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Finally, mix the hamburger sauce with the pasta and serve. Top each serving with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic bread and side salad.