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Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

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Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce is a fast and easy pasta sauce recipe! A creamy Italian sauce with cheese and tomato. Fast pasta sauce and can be gluten free. Use on any pasta, chicken, fish, or shrimp.
A spoon scooping into a bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

If you are looking for a fun new pasta sauce, this recipe is for you! Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce is a rich, creamy sauce made with sundried tomatoes and cheeses for a decadent and delicious flavor. Perfect with any pasta recipe!

Top view of a bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

Pink Sauce with Sundried Tomatoes

I am a big fan of Italian food and always love shaking things up with fun and unique recipes.

And this Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce is perfect for doing that!

It is a very easy and fast sauce to make with a creamy base, cheeses, and a wonderful sundried tomato flavor.

The tomato is not overly strong but brings a delicious hint of flavor to the sauce.

A spoon scooping into a bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

What is in Sundried Tomato Sauce?

Here are the ingredients you need to make this easy pasta sauce:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Sundried Tomato Paste (or sundried tomatoes)
  • Flour
  • Heavy Cream
  • Milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese

Easily make this a gluten free sauce by swapping out the flour for half the amount of cornstarch.

A spoon scooping into a bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

Sundried Tomato Paste

I use a sundried tomato paste that comes in a tube for this recipe.

I LOVE tomato paste in a tube when you need just a Tablespoon or two and want to avoid waste or complicated ways of storing the leftovers.

If you do not have the paste, you can also take sundried tomatoes and mince them up, or even grind them up with the side of a knife, food processor, or mortar and pestle, to make it as paste like as possible. You will want to measure the paste itself and not the tomatoes.

The paste is superior to the cut tomatoes here because it disperses into the sauce better to enhance the flavor.

Can I Use All Milk Instead of Heavy Cream?

Yes, you can!

The only difference is the sauce will be a little thinner. You could add a little more flour or cheese to still thicken it up.

Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce on top of ravioli with pieces of sundried tomatoes and parsley
The Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce on our Copycat Olive Garden Ravioli di Portobello

How to Make Sundried Tomato Sauce

First melt your butter in a small sauce pot.

Then add your garlic, flour, and sundried tomato paste. Cook, whisking occasionally, for 2 minutes.

Add the heavy cream and milk and bring to a simmer.

Turn the heat to low and add the Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Whisk constantly until the cheeses are melted.

Then season to taste with salt and pepper. I tend to use a pink or two of salt but not enough to be an official measurement as if very much depends on the saltiness of your cheeses.

That is it! You now have a creamy, delicious sauce perfect for pasta or chicken.

How to Use Sundried Tomato Sauce

This sauce is perfect for pasta, and I use it in my Copycat Olive Garden Ravioli di Portobello!

Swap it out in many Italian recipes where you would normally use a red or alfredo sauce, like in a lasagna or pasta bake.

It would also be great on chicken, fish, or shrimp.

A bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce with tomatoes on it
Pin of a spoon scooping into Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce with title at top
A spoon scooping into a bowl of Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce Recipe

Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce is a fast and easy pasta sauce recipe! A creamy Italian sauce with cheese and tomato. Fast pasta sauce and can be gluten free. Use on any pasta, chicken, fish, or shrimp.
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 445kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a small pot over medium heat. Add the butter to melt.
  • Add the garlic, flour, and sundried tomato paste. Stir and let it cook 2 minutes. It should smell like garlic and/or sundried tomatoes.
  • Add the heavy cream and milk. Whisk and bring to a simmer. Turn up the heat if needed to medium high.
  • When simmering, reduce the heat to low and add the Parmesan and mozzarella. Whisk constantly to melt the cheese and let the sauce thicken. Remove from the heat when the cheeses are melted.
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Notes

Tubes of sundried tomato paste are easy and convenient! Do not have sundried tomato paste? Simply mince or mash sundried tomatoes with the side of a knife, food processor, or mortar and pestle to make it into a paste. A paste will flavor the sauce better than cut tomatoes.
This recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce, which is perfect for a pound of pasta or ravioli.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on March 21st, 2022

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