This Whole Wheat Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce is a heartwarming dish, blending the robustness of tomatoes with the smoothness of cream, all while using wholesome whole wheat pasta. It's a comforting, easy-to-make meal that brings a touch of elegance to your dining table, perfect for any day indulgence.
- 250g whole wheat fettuccine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (400g) crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (or a dairy-free alternative for a lighter version)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance acidity)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Cook the Fettuccine: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the whole wheat fettuccine according to the package instructions until it is al dente. Drain and set aside.
Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
Prepare the Tomato Cream Sauce: Add the crushed tomatoes to the skillet. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar (if using) to taste.
Add Cream: Reduce the heat to low and stir in the heavy cream until well combined. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through but not boiling.
Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked whole wheat fettuccine to the skillet with the tomato cream sauce. Toss gently to ensure the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a little pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle chopped fresh basil over the pasta for a burst of freshness. Serve the fettuccine in bowls, topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy: Dive into this hearty and comforting dish of Whole Wheat Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce, a perfect blend of robust tomato flavor softened by creamy richness, ideal for a satisfying meal any day of the week.