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Penne Pasta with Creamy Pink Sauce, Peas and Sundried Tomatoes

Happy Valentines Everyone! 

A creamy pink sauce made with crushed tomatoes, onions, peas, sundried tomatoes, white wine and light cream served over perfectly cooked penne pasta. So delicious, full of rich flavors is in this sauce including the peas and sundried tomatoes. You have to try this!
For those of you who are not making reservations for dinner tonight, I thought I would make a pasta dish that would make your family members, husbands, boyfriends, or friends,  just fall in love with your cooking all over again!
Our photo is a bit dark, so we apologies, it was dark outside when we made this for dinner.
So this Valentines Day, make a pasta dish they will remember!  And enjoy this meal with your loved ones.
 
 Penne Pasta with Creamy Pink Sauce, Peas and Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1 pound penne pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 cans (35 ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 whole onions, chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 4  sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano grated cheese
  • 1/2 quart heavy cream or light cream
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  •  1 tsp. salt 
  • fresh ground pepper to taste 
In a large sauce pot, add olive oil,  and heat on medium heat.
Add onions and sauté until the onions become golden, soft and translucent.
Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, and bring to boil.
Add salt and cayenne pepper.
Lower heat and cover.  Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add peas, white wine, fresh basil leaves and sundried tomatoes.
Continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.
Add light cream and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. 
Cover and simmer on lowest heat for another 10 minutes.
Taste for salt. Adjust if needed.
Remove and serve over cooked penne pasta.
Add fresh black ground pepper to taste.  
 
Serves 4 – 6

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