10-Minute Creamy Ricotta Tomato Sauce Recipe With Parmesan & Basil by Donna John

10-Minute Creamy Ricotta Tomato Sauce Recipe With Parmesan & Basil

Yes, there are a lot of really good jarred pasta sauces out there. I buy them often and there's usually one in my pantry. But sometimes it's nice to have a fresh, homemade pasta sauce. This easy tomato sauce recipe has ricotta, Parmesan and fresh basil. The best part? It cooks in 10 minutes flat.

Here's your simple shopping list for this 10-minute homemade tomato sauce recipe: a can of whole tomatoes, olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil, ricotta cheese and freshly grated Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The garlic is cooked until fragrant, then the tomatoes are added and mashed. Simmer for about 10 minutes then stir in the fresh basil leaves, ricotta cheese and Parmesan. Fresh and simple.

Serve this creamy tomato sauce over your favorite pasta, use as a pizza sauce or use it in your favorite recipes. Store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator. This creamy ricotta sauce can easily be doubled or tripled. 

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes enough for 16 ounces of pasta


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh basil leaves, torn (I used about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • freshly grated Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the tomatoes and gently mash with a spoon or potato masher.
  3. Simmer on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the basil, ricotta and Parmesan, to taste. Stir in and remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Thatโ€™s such a wonderful recipe, Mrs. Donna. ๐Ÿ˜
Elisa Schmitz
I can smell the delicious aroma wafting through your kitchen, Donna John ! So good.
What a great recipe, Donna John ! Quick, and easy rules the day, especially with warm weather coming.

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