Tomato creamy pasta

Tomato creamy pasta



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4-5 whole basil leaves
  • ¼ cup thickened cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pkt fettuccini pasta
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


Boil water and cook pasta following the packet instructions.

Heat oil over medium heat in small saucepan.

Add grated onion and sweat for 1-2 minutes.

Add tomato paste and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes, basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste, and then simmer for 5 minutes.

Add cream and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes.

Drain pasta, pour over sauce and serve as is or with grated parmesan cheese.


  • Cooking the tomato paste before adding new ingredients will release the flavour of the paste.
  • I add the basil leaves whole for the flavour – the added bonus is that if your kids don’t like green, you can easily remove the offending leaves before serving but the flavour is still in the sauce.
  • This dish is a great way to introduce new textures to new eaters; it gives them something to roll around in their mouth and makes life easier when you eat together as a family when they get bigger.
  • Recipe created by Camilla Baker for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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