Friday 28 September 2012

Creamy Tomato Tagliatelle

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

This is the first pasta recipe that I am going to post.

It's one of my favourites and is so simple to make but really tasty. This recipe is for my favourite Danish friend who requested this. I hope you like it.

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Butter

2. Sunflower Oil
3. Onions
4. Garlic
5. Plum Tomatoes Tin
6. Salt and Pepper
7. Sugar
8. Cheese
9. Tagliatelle Pasta
10. Double Cream
11. Fresh Basil

Bismillah, let's start!

Heat 2 tablespoons Butter and 2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil in a heavy saucepan.

Take 1 Onion and 2 Garlic Cloves.

Chop the onion. Try not to cry!

Chop up the garlic cloves.

Add the chopped onions and garlic to the oil and butter and fry for a few minutes.

Take 1 can (200g) Plum Tomatoes. You can use the chopped kind as well.

Add the tomatoes to the pan.

Add Salt, to taste.

Add Black Pepper, to taste.

Add a Pinch of Sugar. This brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes.

Stir everything together and bring to the boil. Once it's bubbling, turn the heat to the lowest and cover it for 30 minutes. Give it stir a few times as well.

Meanwhile, grate some Cheese, to taste. I used a mature cheddar but you can use whatever you have.

Also, now would be a good time to get the pasta going. You can use any kind of pasta you have but I'm using tagliatelle.

This is one nest of the pasta. I used about 4 nests of these Tagliatelle.

Boil water and then add the pasta and simmer until tender or just follow the pasta packet instructions.

It's been 30 minutes and this is how the tomato sauce should look.

Keeping the sauce on a low heat, add half a carton (75ml) Double Cream.

Stir in the cream and this is what give the sauce its lovely orange colour.

Add the grated cheese and stir in and let it melt.

The last thing to do is get a few leaves Fresh Basil. It adds freshness to the pasta. It's available in most supermarkets but fortunately my mother had a basil plant at home.

Chop the fresh basil leaves.

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce.

Add the chopped basil and toss to combine.
Turn the heat off.

And serve! Garnish with more fresh basil if you have any left.

Full Written Recipe:

Creamy Tomato Tagliatelle

(Adapted from The Pioneer Woman)


·      2 tablespoons Butter
·      2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
·      1 Onion, peeled and chopped
·      2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely chopped
·      1 can Peeled Plum Tomatoes
·      Salt, to taste
·      Black Pepper, to taste
·      Pinch of Sugar
·      Grated Cheddar Cheese, to taste
·      4 nests of Tagliatelle Pasta
·      ½ carton Double Cream
·      Handful Fresh Basil Leaves


1.  Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and garlic, and fry for a few minutes.

2.  Add the tomatoes to the pan, along with the salt, black pepper and sugar.

3.  Stir well and bring to the boil. Then, cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

4.  Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

5.  Once the sauce is cooked, add the double cream, cheese, cooked pasta and fresh basil.

6.  Toss everything well together, and serve!

{Adapted from The Pioneer Woman}

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