Angel Hair Pasta With Blush Sauce

by lisa on February 5, 2013 · 12 comments

pasta 3Comfort food always makes me feel better. To me, nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of pasta.  Last week I had a case of the winter blues and this was the perfect dish to make.

Last year I went to Indianapolis for Superbowl weekend courtesy of Red Gold Tomatoes. It was one of the best weekends ever.  I was a little sad thinking about it. I know…. wah, wah, wah…….call a wambulance.  But I just couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for myself and missing all the wonderful ladies that I spent the weekend with last year.

So I broke out a big can of Tuttorosso tomatoes that were sent to me by the wonderful Red Gold folks and made this dish.  After I ate my pasta, I went through all my Superbowl weekend pictures and felt much better.

This is a dish I could eat every night. While some cooks might add heavy cream, I like to save just a few calories for dessert so I used half and half instead. I am not saying this is a low calorie dish because it’s not.  But it’s creamy, tangy and perfect for a cold winter night.

angel hair pasta

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Angel Hair Pasta With Blush Sauce
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4 to 6
This pasta is pure comfort food and a favorite of mine.
  • 16 ounces Angel Hair pasta
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 can (28 oz) Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes
  • 1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup white wine
  • salt and crushed red pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • Chopped basil, for garnish
  • Grated cheese, for garnish
  1. Cook the pasta al dente in a pot of boiling water according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain pasta when done.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, seasoning and wine. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until sauce is very thick while stirring well. Add salt and red pepper to taste.
  4. Add the half and half to the pan and cook until bubbly. Stir well.
  5. Add the pasta and water to the pan. Toss and cook for a few minutes or until sauce is thick and pasta is well coated.
  6. Serve in bowls garnished with basil and cheese.



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teresa February 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

oh my goodness, i want to make this immediately! it looks SO good, and yes, comforting!


Kate February 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

I must be the same way, since we’ve been eating a lot of pasta lately!


DessertForTwo February 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

Sounds scrumptious! 🙂


Zee February 7, 2013 at 3:11 am

wow! delicious!


Pam February 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm

That is my kind of comfort food! I like that you added half & half instead of heavy cream. It looks delicious.


debbie February 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Now if I could just figure out how to dig my fork into that picture!!! This really looks great!


Danielle February 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Fat free half and half would DEFINITELY lighten it up! So jealous of your fun weekend away 🙂


Ramona February 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’d love it. The hubby would be hollering for meat.


Katrina February 9, 2013 at 1:48 am

Mmm, that does sound perfectly comforting. And I’m with you, save a few fat/calories on the meal so I can have dessert! 😉


Rachel February 27, 2014 at 2:02 am

Just discovered this fabulous recipe. I am really excited to try the blush sauce. Sometimes I need a break from red sauce and this sounds perfect. So glad I discovered your site. 🙂


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