Creamy Tuscan Pasta Sauce {Quick 20-Minute Dinner} | Family Cuisine

Making a sauce from scratch is easy and enjoyable. The process begins with sautéing garlic, onion, carrot, celery in olive oil for a few minutes to soften the vegetables before adding red wine and tomatoes. Let the mixture simmer

This creamy Tuscan pasta sauce is really delicious. And the fact that it is made from scratch and comes together in 20-minutes is a huge bonus.

cooked bowtie pasta topped with creamy tuscan sauce

Raise your hand if being able to make dinner in 20 minutes fills your heart with joy?

Now that the weather is {finally} warming up and we are spending more time outside remembering what fresh air feels like, dinner prep is being cut to a minimum.

I love my kids. I want to serve them dinner.

But generally, I refuse to be stuck inside slaving over dinner while they are outside romping freely.

Granted, I’m usually planted on the porch steps holding the little one and not even coming close to romping, but I still don’t want to be inside cooking, especially since in my neck of the woods, a raging blizzard of snow and ice could still appear any minute and we have to take advantage of the warmth (i.e. above 35 degrees).

white dish with cooked bowtie pasta covered in a creamy tuscan sauce

Enter the season of quick meals.

Considering the fact that my children weep-in-a-good-way when I make our go-to Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce, I decided it was high time to change it up with a little variation or two.

Tuscan pasta sauce it is! Which is basically a fancy and probably non-authentic way to say basil and sun-dried tomatoes have been thrown in.

This is delicious as is, but toss a few chopped, fresh tomatoes on top and a bit of fresh basil and it is pure pasta heaven.

white dish with cooked bowtie pasta covered in a tuscan sauce and diced tomatoes

If you are looking for more of a complete meal, we’ve added cooked chicken and it is as good or better than any sun-dried tomato sauce dish I’ve ordered at a restaurant.

Admittedly that’s been a while since I live in the land-of-no-restaurants (unless you consider Subway and Pizza Ranch fine dining), but basically what I’m saying is, this pasta sauce is really delicious.

And the fact that it is made from scratch and comes together in 20-minutes is like huge bonus of the year.

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Recipe Source: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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