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Italian pink sauce pasta

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale

1 can of tomato puree

1 cup cooking cream

1 onion

1 celery stick

10 oz gnocchi

3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Extra-virgin olive oil to taste

Fresh basil leaves to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

1 pinch of fine salt

2 tbsp coarse salt


  1. Fill a pot with ΒΎ water and put it on the stove right before step 1. This way, when the sauce is ready, the water will be already boiling.
  2. Dice the onion and celery finely, like Chuck does in the video below.
  3. Sautee the vegetables in a saucepan with a little olive oil.
  4. When the onion starts to brown, add the tomato puree and let it simmer over low heat for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the cooking cream, stir gently with a wooden spoon, and keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the ground black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  7. Salt the boiling water and add the gnocchi, then cook them for 1 minute less than the cooking time written on their box. Save a ladleful of cooking water and drain the pasta.
  8. Add the pasta and the cooking water, and stir for another minute over high heat.
  9. Add the grated parmesan cheese and the basil leaves, and stir for another 30 seconds.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian