Cherry Tomato Cream Sauce with Parmesan

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Close-up image of a sauce with tomatoes and parmesan.

This is a silly recipe but it’s delicious and therefore, I’m sharing it. I’m always tweaking my pasta sauce recipes and this one came out by accident one day when I was attempting to use burst tomatoes in another fashion. When that didn’t go according to plan, I landed here with the help of a little cream and parmesan.

I love how the juice from the burst tomatoes mingles with the cream, which with the help of a little parmesan, creates a perfectly thick sauce. I’ve used this sauce time and again with pasta, stirred into risotto, or even used it to cook eggs in (a purely delightful breakfast).

Close-up image of a sauce with tomatoes and parmesan.
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Cherry Tomato Cream Sauce with Parmesan

2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • 2 heaping cups whole cherry tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the cherry tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and starting to burst. You can help this process along with poking the tomatoes with a fork. Let the juice into the pan and turn down the heat. Add the cream and let cook until hot. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Use this tomato cream as a pasta or pizza sauce, lather on top of toast, or stir into risotto. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time :10 minutes

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7 comments on “Cherry Tomato Cream Sauce with Parmesan”

  1. This sauce is so easy to make and so YUMMY. Perfect for when I’m in a rush and need to prepare something quick.

  2. This became our go-to recipe for using up cherry and grape tomatoes from the garden this summer. It was so quick yet so delicious. The fact that there are so few ingredients is great anytime but was especially helpful during a pandemic.

  3. Loved this recipe! Super quick & easy; great way to get rid of leftover uncooked pasta.

    Quick question - do you have the nutrition facts for this?


  4. This was delicious! I only had 2 cups of cherry tomatoes and wanted to make this for 4 people so I added a can of diced tomatoes and it turned out very well!


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