Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recipe: Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

One of our favorite pasta dishes is, Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta. I found this recipe a couple years ago while browsing Pinterest. We make this at least once or twice a month and we always have leftovers. This isn't my recipe, but I am sharing it with you since I love it so much. I made a few tweaks to the originial recipe.

by Christin Mahrlig (Spicy Southern Kitchen)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes


- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or a few swirls around the pot)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves (2 - 2 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic from the jar)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (more if you like it spicier)
- 1 24 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound angel hair pasta

Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta ingredients


1. Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes or until translucent.
2. In another pot, heat water for your pasta.
3. Add garlic, basil and red pepper flakes to your onions and cook for 1 minute.
Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

4. Add spaghetti sauce (I used Rao's Marinara since it is our favorite), heavy cream, salt and pepper. Turn down your heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta
Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

5. Cook your pasta according to the box and then drain it.
6. Add your pasta to the sauce and let it simmer for about 2 minutes so it incorporates.
Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

7. Serve. You can add on some fresh parsley at the end.
Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta



  1. That looks so yummy! And the sneak peek of your kitchen...ahhh! LOVE!

  2. Yum! This looks delish! Although I'm not a spicy person so I'd have to tone that down. Definitely going to try this

  3. That looks delish!! Totally going to make this!

  4. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I'll be adding this to my list. Also, love the counter tops and back splash. Can't wait to see more!

  5. This is TOTALLY up my alley. I could eat pasta every day of my life.

  6. YUM YUM YUM! So easy and sounds so delicious!

  7. This sounds really good, Danielle! I want to try some new recipes in the new year, so I'll add this one to the list! Pasta is the one thing that everyone can agree on in our family.