The first time you hear the idea of mixing cream and tomato sauce, you might not get excited: the tomato has this slightly sour flavour, while the cream is almost sweet.

Maybe this is exactly the secret of their combination. Their textures look alike and the resulting colour is attractive indeed. As far as the taste is concerned, you’ll have to try it yourselves…

 

Laziness Factor: 1

(where 0 is drawing a doodle and 4 is painting the “Mona Lisa”)

 

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 500g casarecce

– 200g mushrooms

– 250g low-fat cream

– 200g tomato sauce

– 2 garlic cloves

– 50-100g parsley

– salt, pepper, olive oil

 

1.

Slice the mushrooms and finely slice the garlic cloves. Put them in a pan with some olive oil over high heat.

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2.

Add the cream, some salt and as much pepper as you like.

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3.

Start boiling the casarecce according to the cooking instructions.

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4.

When you see the cream boiling, add the tomato sauce.

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5.

This is definitely your Jackson Pollock moment, where the tomato and cream need a lot of stirring in order to form a homogeneous mixture.

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6.

When you get this pink/orange sauce (I would call it salmon-pink, but I was afraid I would be misunderstood for using actual salmon), you can lower your heat a little bit.

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7.

Just a moment before draining the casarecce, throw the parsley in the pan.

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8.

Drain the pasta and add them to the sauce pan.

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9.

Stir, serve and enjoy the fine taste of this Lazy Pasta recipe! 😉

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Truth be told, pasta has become popular as an ingredient of the Italian cuisine and it forms part of the Mediterranean diet. Pasta dishes can be ordered and devoured in various Italian restaurants all around the world.

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