Creamy Tomato Basil Fettuccini
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Creamy Tomato Basil Fettuccine

Creamy tomato basil fettuccine is a rich saucy dish, perfect for pasta lovers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, pasta, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half & half (I used fat free half & half)
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded or shaved parmesan cheese (not the grated kind in the can)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  • Cook fettuccine according to package's instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and stir 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add flour and stir until mixture clumps together. Gradually whisk in heavy cream (or half & half).
  • Add tomato sauce and basil and stir to combine. Increase heat and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add cheese. Allow to simmer about 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Add salt to sauce and stir to combine. Taste and add a little more salt if desired. Serve sauce over cooked fettuccine noodles. Top with additional parmesan cheese and basil if desired. Enjoy!