easy dinner recipe

Simple Pink Sauce Pasta

Pink Sauce pasta is super easy to make and perfect for those hectic weeknights. Dinner is served. It’s kid-approved and guaranteed to make your evening a little less chaotic.

Penne Pasta Tomato Paste Garlic Tomato Sauce Heavy Cream Sugar Parmesan Cheese Butter


Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt the pasta water and then cook the pasta. When pasta is cooked to al dente, drain and set aside.

Step 1

While the pasta cooks, add the tomato paste and garlic to a saute pan and cook for about 2 minutes over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the tomato sauce and stir for another 2-3 minutes. Then add in the sugar and heavy cream, stir, and simmer.

Step 3

Turn off the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese and add the butter, stirring until it's melted and incorporated into the sauce.

Step 4

Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, mixing until all the pasta is fully coated. Serve and enjoy!

Step 5

While you can always use whatever pasta shape you have in your pantry, I highly suggest a tubular pasta in this recipe. There is something about the inside of the tube being able to hold lots of delicious sauce that just works really well.

Quick Tip


Hi, I'm Marni! I'm so glad you are here. I'm all about keeping things simple for you as you figure out what to feed your family each day. You'll find simple recipes, with easy to find ingredients and simple directions!