Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream

  • Lindsayglacy Posted: 03/23/09
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    I thought that this pasta sauce was TOO rich! I took a couple bites of it and threw it out. I will never make this again!

  • booclarendon Posted: 04/01/11
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    So good and fast! I used mushroom ravioli instead of cheese and regular alfredo sauce instead of the sundried tomato one. Because of time I used a can of the petite canned tomatoes,dried basil and added an extra tablespoon of white wine. Great way to dress up alfredo sauce which I'm not a great fan of. Must try!

  • vickismid Posted: 11/07/08
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    Have made several times, a good, tasty basic in my house. I use either red or white wine, which ever is open to dilute the sauce. A favorite week night dinner.

  • Carol39110 Posted: 07/22/10
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    This is truly delicious. I could not find sun-dried tomato alfredo so I added sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, to regular alfredo.

  • Shawn1 Posted: 12/14/08
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    Made this as one of my dishes for a large Christmas party in my home. My daughter-in-law threw in a little shredded chicken we had left over from another dish which gave it an even more reason to call it a "main dish". My husband even came around for thirds, which is unheard of for him. he is so picky!

  • gymdawgfan Posted: 10/08/09
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    Terrific. Easy. Fast. Need I say more.

  • JenniferT75 Posted: 03/09/11
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    The portion size was right for 2 adults & 2 kids. I didn't have any basil on hand, so I used dried basil. The sauce was good, not great. It was definitely an easy weeknight meal. I didn't love the flavor of the fresh cheese ravioli, so I think I would purchase a different brand or differently filled ravioli next time.

  • Mamasigs Posted: 02/20/09
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    This pasta was so outstanding that I am already planning to prepare it again. Easy to find ingredients & easy to prepare. Definately five stars.

  • SillyCow Posted: 09/07/09
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    I made this upon my 11-yr-old son’s request for Ravioli. When he saw this dish he declared that it was not what he had envisioned because he thought it would have marinara sauce (not that he specified that in his request) but one taste and his attitude changed. Apparently I had not failed him after all! He ate every bite and even thought it tasted like something he’d had at a restaurant. My husband and teenage daughter were very happy with this as well. As easy as it was to put together I’m sure I’ll be making it again. I will double the recipe though because there was barely enough for the four of us and those who wanted seconds (the ultimate compliment) were disappointed. The only way in which I varied the recipe was that I added a small amount of diced sun-dried tomatoes that were in the fridge. The results were tasty and I would do it again!

  • heartinsa Posted: 05/27/09
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    My family loves this recipe and it has become a family favorite with salad and bread for a quick weeknight meal. Even my picky daughter that doesn't like tomatoes likes this. I can't wait till I have tomatoes in the garden this summer to use in this.

  • SweetNormaJean Posted: 06/29/09
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    Absolutely delicious! Made my own Italian sausage raviolis using wonton wrappers, otherwise the same. Lovely, delicate flavor.

  • QuinnGator Posted: 12/14/09
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    although it is rich, this recipe didn't feel too heavy. it is easily one of my new favorites and destined to become a family classic. buying better ravioli (homemade or refrigerated, not frozen) makes a difference. this recipe is too good and too easy to pass up!

  • Paris0503 Posted: 06/15/10
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    This is a super yummy dish that is really easy to make. Takes 20-25 minutes to prep and cook. I sauted shrimp in some butter and minced garlic and added that to the sauce, along with a tablespoon of red chile flakes. I read other comments saying it was too rich but I didn't think it was. This recipe made itself to my recipe box which, obviously, means we will definitely be making this again!

  • AlabamaGirl Posted: 05/15/10
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    My family really enjoyed the Tuscan Pasta dish. I added shrimp to the sauce and that really dressed it up. I plan to make this again sometime soon.

  • JillHP Posted: 04/30/10
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    Easy and quick to put together...and big flavor! I went sparingly on the sauce on my plate initially, thinking it would be over-the-top rich, but I ended up going back for a little more. Yum!

  • Cindygold Posted: 09/24/10
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    Not tried yet, but sounds amazing. I wonder if instead of fresh chopped tomato, a can of drained fire-roasted diced tomatoes would be great, too! Will update when I try this!

  • Lynsey831 Posted: 02/12/11
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    oh my gosh, it really is as simple as the recipe. and its a very pleasing meal.

  • rmcclung28 Posted: 08/09/10
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    This is a delicious dish! I typically don't care for the Alfredo sauce in a jar, but the white wine, tomatoes and fresh basil really make the dish 5 stars! Definitely a dish for a busy weeknight as it is very quick and super easy.

  • hyacinth Posted: 10/11/10
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    absolutely fantastic and easy

  • wreguero Posted: 10/13/10
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    I was pretty surprised at how well the recipe turned out. I'm not a fan of store bought sauces but the wine actually makes a difference. I changed it up a bit. I sauteed onions,garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes first then added the sauce,ravioli & tomatoes. It was great with the hint of spice. I paired it with crusty parmesan bread. Definitely going to make again.

  • JessicaJJM Posted: 03/20/11
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    Outstanding! Easy & quick, but tastes as though it took hours to prepare.

  • Chris4283 Posted: 02/27/11
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    This recipe was wonderful. I did add one pan seared chicken breast, 1/2 can of chicken broth and about 1/2 cup of diced sun dried tomatoes. It was excellent.

  • Sclaro Posted: 06/05/11
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    Soooo delicious! It was super simple to make and tasted like it took a long time. I will definitely be using this recipe all the time. I used canned tomatoes as suggested, and instead of fresh basil used 1/2 tbsp garlic powder and 1 tbsp dried basil but I would definitely like to try it with fresh basil in the future.

  • Jennifer26 Posted: 08/19/11
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    This was very good, and so easy, too. It's something that would be easy to serve to guests, that I'm sure they'd like.

  • AMBarrett Posted: 08/15/11
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    This recipe is super easy and quick to make. I made it for dinner last night and LOVED it. The only thing I did differently was add a teaspoon of garlic powder to the sauce, like someone else mentioned, because I love garlic. Other than that, I kept everything else the same and my boyfriend loved it as well.

  • Rhonda1962 Posted: 09/12/11
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    Family favorite

  • Ailyrr Posted: 09/09/11
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    I make this with the garlic and a pinch of crushed red pepper. I also make a "double batch" with a jar of plain alfredo and a jar of the sun-dried alfredo. I add a can of the diced tomatoes, the ones with oregano and garlic. The most recent version was poured over a chicken and proscuitto tortellini. My kids loved it. We then used the left-over sauce for a "white" pizza w/mozzerella, feta, asiago, parmesan, finely chopped spinach, ham and mushrooms. Again, the kids loved it. My youngest (the chef of the three) is making it for her father's family this weekend.

  • azaleas Posted: 10/06/11
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    This was very easy but I felt the flavor of the jarred alfredo sauce was overwhelming. I was looking for a good balance of cream and tomatoes.

  • Kgibbs25 Posted: 10/09/11
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    I thought this was so easy and excellent! It had a lot of flavor and tasted delicious...and I didn't change a thing! I will definitely be making this again!

  • basketballmom77 Posted: 01/08/12
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    I made this as a base recipe, I changed a few things, I used roasted red pepper alfredo sauce, use a can of roasted tomatoes, added garlic, salt and pepper, concentrated chicken stock instead of the wine, and a splash of whipping cream, let it reduce a little, them added about a tablespoon of butter at the end to finish it. I then added my ravioli and let it cook in the sauce for another 3-4 minutes. I made a batch with cheese ravioli and beef ravioli, I have to say it was Absolutely Awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe even though I changed it up and added a few things.

  • Glynette Posted: 11/21/11
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    I added frozen spinach and a can of mushrooms to the sauce. Delicious!

  • Kimberly3 Posted: 02/22/12
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    A new family favorite!!! I added chopped cooked chicken.

  • Kilyena Posted: 05/02/12
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    Yum! This was absolutely delicious! The cheese ravioli came in a double pack of 16 oz. each. So we doubled the recipe even though we were short a little ravioli but didn't notice the difference. This made enough for dinner the next night as well. We added 2 lbs. chicken tenderloins cut into bite size pieces, 1/2 coarsely chopped medium to large onion and 3 large button mushrooms choppped. The chicken was sauteed in a little olive oil until almost done. The onion and mushrooms were added to the pan and cooked about 5-7 min stirring occasionally. The rest of the recipe was continued as stated. If you make this it's guaranteed to become a family favorite as it has in our house! And it's sooo easy.

  • Lisaholland16 Posted: 01/31/12
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    This was fabulous! It took no time at all to prepare and could be served to guests. This sauce would be great on any kind of pasta.

  • MissKris2319 Posted: 04/13/12
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    This was pretty good! I used Classico Sun-dried Tomato Sauce and added dried basil as I didn't have fresh. I also omitted the white wine for the same reason. I used penne pasta and added fresh garlic, steamed spinach and asparagus. I did not have tomatoes on hand, but that would've been a great addition! I felt this dish was great even without the Parmesan cheese. Next time, I'm thinking I will cook up some chicken to add to it. Great recipe!

  • naanaa25 Posted: 05/11/12
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    This dish is amazing.. even my 1 year old and 3 year old picky eaters ate it up. We are making it for the second time tonight and we are adding shrimp ;)

  • nshawcross Posted: 02/26/12
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    Made this for dinner tonight. Basil is out of season, so I used 2 tbsp. dried basil. I also used the canned diced tomato option. I used a Riesling for my white wine selection. This was delicious. We will make this again and I would love to serve it for company. I was very skeptical of the jarred sauce, because I usually snub my nose at jarred sauce. I chose Classico and would have ordered this dish in dining establishment!

  • ThatCopyGuy Posted: 04/26/12
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    My family loves this. In fact, we love the sauce so much, that we regularly make it for other pastas as well. It's so simple, and good!

  • marihaney Posted: 08/05/12
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    This was great. I added some smoked sun dried tomatoes and it came out wonderful.

  • FluteLoverAndy Posted: 05/24/12
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    I wouldn't say this is outstanding, but it is flavorful and quick to make. I like that it's easy to add other ingredients and keep it tasting great. Next time I make it I'm going to read other reviews and see what the most popular ingredients to add are.

  • awerlyrivera Posted: 06/03/12
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    My family loved this. It's so super easy to make and tastes great. Paired it with a little garlic bread and a salad and dinner is served! I made it this week and it's been requested for next week already!

  • 456marian Posted: 06/20/13
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    Very good. I used a crab ravioli.

  • CharlestonMama Posted: 07/31/12
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    So easy and so good! I used canned petite diced tomatoes and dried basil and added cracked black pepper and my whole family loved it. Would be good with grilled shrimp or chicken in it too.

  • ReginaN Posted: 05/08/13
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    This was awesome!!

  • skoc50 Posted: 06/05/13
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    Very easy and tasty. I don't normally cook when I get off work late but this was so easy, I even had time to stop by the store and pick up ingredients I didn't have in the house. I chose Classico Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce and a can of roasted tomatoes, but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly as written. It seemed like there was a lot of sauce, but the next day, the pasta had soaked up most of the sauce and it may have even been a little dry at that point. But the flavor was so good I didn't care.

  • roxykooks Posted: 04/26/12
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    I always have a jar of some type of alfredo sauce in the pantry, some type of filled pasta in the freezer....This is my go to quicky pasta dinner...A salad, garlic bread and glass of wine finishes the whole meal...awesome, for a quicky ....

  • heifetzc Posted: 02/18/13
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    Very tasty and my whole family enjoyed it! I couldn't find the sun-dried tomato Alfredo, so I added some chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. I also used frozen ravioli which was cheaper than the refrigerator type. It came together very quickly and I will make it again for a quick satisfying week-night dinner.

  • SRodrig185 Posted: 01/15/13
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    I used plain alfredo sauce, beef ravioli and dried basil. Although it was good, it wasn't excellent. It's the sun-dried tomato and the fresh basil that add the definitive taste to this quick and easy meal. I really missed these two ingredients when I tasted my version.

  • myblumoon Posted: 04/16/13
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    For those of you that like tasteless, bland meals,,this one is Not for you! I swear this is one of the best meals I've ever made! I even mentioned to the fam that I normally ask them what they think of a new recipe but this one I simply shouted out "this is great!". I added a little more wine that the recipe calls for only because the lady I repinned this from said that she accidentally did this and would "re-make that mistake again". I was able to find the sun-dried tomato Alfredo at my local Fresh Market. Absolutely wonderful!

  • Kcbailey55 Posted: 03/10/14
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    Jarred Alfredo sauce when you can make your own in five minutes?

  • sweethearttx Posted: 08/09/14
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    I've made this recipe for years. It's SO quick and easy, and one of my favorites!

  • SurelyShirley Posted: 01/12/14
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    I have made this recipe several times, sometimes as written and sometimes tweaking the recipe by varying the ingredients. Once I forgot the chopped, fresh tomato and it was still excellent. Once I doubled the recipe for a party using two separate casserole dishes. For the vegetarians I used spinach and cheese tortellini and, for the carnivores, using the same tortellini, I stirred in chopped grilled chicken. It was a huge hit and is now requested.

  • Eliselolli04 Posted: 07/28/13
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    Love this meal !! I had no time to cook so I used the crockpot. I added 6 raw sliced and chopped chicken breast to the sauce (I used two jars of sauce) added a jar of the wine then the tomatoes, and Fresh basil. Cooked it on high for two hours in crockpot. Then added the ravoli and let it cook for an additional hour. It was amazing all my husband kept saying was wow!!! Will defiantly be making this again.

  • mia389 Posted: 11/26/13
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    Easy to make and my family loved it!

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