Tomato-Cheese Sauce

Serve this easy Tomato-Cheese Sauce over your favorite pasta or in your favorite pasta dish.


Makes about 4 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, bring to a simmer, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Whisk in tomato paste, and cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat, and stir in cheese, salt, and pepper.

Marge Perry and David Bonom,

Coastal Living

March 2012
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