I have a collection of taste of home cook books and really enjoyed this simple recipe. You can also find it on the Taste of Home web site.
I prefer to cook with wine versus broth. If you have never cooked with wine before make sure you use a bottle you enjoy drinking. The flavors from the wine will really transform the sauce.
If you have zero ingredients and cook with wine then this recipe will cost about $25.27.
- If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $20.13.
If you have zero ingredients and cook with broth this recipe will cost about $15.95 as of April 2022.
- If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $10.81.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Recipe serves: 8
Equipment needed: 1 pot for pasta and 1 deep sauté pan.
Cook time: 30 minutes
Let's grocery shop!
I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $5.14.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $5.14 as of April 2022
1 pound butter $3.58
1 bag of flour 5 pounds $1.56
Total with WINE: $20.80 as of April 2022
Total with BROTH: $10.81 as of April 2022
1 onion $0.62
1 bunch fresh thyme $1.98
1 bunch fresh basil $1.98
1 box penne pasta 16 oz $0.92
1 can tomato paste 6 oz $0.62
1 container half and half 16 oz $1.28
1 tub shredded parmesan cheese $2.74
1 can of vegetable broth 14.5 oz $0.67
Don't buy broth if you are cooking with wine.
1 bottle white wine $9.99
If you are cooking with wine. Make sure it is one you enjoy drinking.
1 box penne pasta 16 oz
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh thyme minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil minced
1 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups half and half, divided
½ cup white wine or broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons flour
½ cup shredded parmesan, divided
Put on a pot of water to boil for pasta. Cook to al dente.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium-low heat. Add onion and ½ teaspoon of salt then sauté for about 8 – 10 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, basil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt stir to combine.
Add 1 cup cream, wine and tomato paste and stir for 2 – 3 minutes.
Slowly stir in flour slurry and bring the sauce to a light boil. Continue to stir until thickened 2-5 minutes.
Add ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese.
Add the cooked noodles to the pasta sauce. Top with cheese.
This recipe can also be found in Menu 3 – Family of 4