Servings: 4


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 33.5 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Valley® Cream Cheese OR Tofutti® Better Than Cream Cheese (Vegan)
  • 1 pound cooked pasta (fettucine, penne, rigatoni, whatever you like!)

Step 1

Heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Stir in salt, pepper, and basil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Whisk in cream cheese well and heat for a couple more minutes, until heated through and the sauce becomes a nice orange color.

Step 6

Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss gently to coat.

You can also add sautéed shrimp or seasoned halal chicken to this dish. Sautéed mushrooms tossed in is a great way to keep it vegetarian-friendly while making it a more substantial meal.