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Calling all pasta lovers, this one is going to be a game changer in your weekly rotation of dinner recipes. This healthy and creamy tomato basil pasta sauce recipe is hands down the most tasty, creamiest pasta sauces I’ve ever made, and the best part, it’s made with bone broth! Thanks to Ancient Nutrition, this pasta sauce recipe is packed with 15 grams of added protein! Hungry, yet?
Pasta is an essential part of my meal planning as it’s versatile, delicious, and a great anytime meal.
What is bone broth protein?
Ancient Nutrition’s Bone broth protein is 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised, and packs 15 grams of protein in just one serving. This particular bone broth protein is a “sipping protein,” meaning it’s meant to be stirred into hot water and sipped! What I love about using this particular protein is the versatility of it, such as making a creamy tomato basil pasta sauce out of it. Here are some other benefits of sipping bone broth:
- Supports healthy joints
- Features collagen types I, II & III, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid & 18 amino acids
- Supports a healthy gut
You can read more about Ancient Nutrition's Tomato Basil Bone Broth Protein here, and buy to make this recipe! *affiliate link*
What are the ingredients to make this recipe?
Making a pasta sauce does not have to be challenging and include many different ingredients. This particular sauce is basic and incorporates standard ingredients.
- Pasta - I chose to use a gluten free tagliatelle for this recipe, but you could use any type you like. I do recommend using a wider noodle for this sauce.
- Olive Oil
- Tomato Paste
- Half and Half
- Bone Broth Protein - mixing one scoop of the Tomato basil Bone Broth Protein with 8oz of water is exactly the perfect amount to add to the sauce.
- Parmesan Cheese - adding this at the end makes the sauce creamier, and is always a delicious garnish.
See the recipe card below for specific information about quantities.
How do I make this recipe?
Making a pasta sauce is all about building flavors in stages. We start with sauteeing some aromatics, then adding in pasta, then the liquids. Let’s break it down a bit further.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Add in the pasta and cook just until al dente, then turn off the heat, strain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan on medium heat, add in olive oil, then pour in the shallots and garlic.
Cook until fragrant, then add in the tomato paste. Stir to combine. Pour in the bone broth water mixture and half and half. Bring the flame to a low heat and stir until it thickens.
Add the pasta water, then add in the pasta. Toss to combine, then pour in the parmesan cheese. Toss again to combine, top with salt and pepper, then serve.
HINT: Adding some pasta water to the sauce will help thicken the sauce and give the entire dish more flavor.
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
If you're following a gluten or dairy free diet, this recipe as written will work for you! If you want to swap out some things, such as the dairy, here’s what I would suggest:
- Milk - instead of using regular milk or half and half, feel free to swap with almond or even coconut milk.
- Pasta - you don’t have to use gluten free pasta here, so if you have a brand you usually use, go for it!
- Parmesan Cheese - you don’t have to add it in, simply leave out!
Recipe Serving Suggestions
You can glam up this already incredible pasta recipe with a few additions and serving suggestions:
- Protein - add some grilled or fried chicken, shrimp, or even salmon for added protein!
- Ricotta - top with a large dollop of ricotta cheese for added flavor.
- Veggies - saute or roast some of your favorite vegetables ( I prefer broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus) and toss into the pasta.
Kitchen Equipment and Tools
The beauty of making this recipe is that it only takes one pan, a few kitchen tools, and you're good to go! Here's what you'll need:
- Large pan
- Wooden spoon
- Large pot - to boil the pasta
- Measuring cups
How do I store this recipe? Can I freeze it?
This pasta dish will stay well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in a tightly sealed container. If you’d prefer to store in the freezer, add to a container and add to the freezer, thaw in the fridge a day before you’d like to eat it.
Hungry for More?
Looking fore more delicious pasta recipes? Try these!
Healthy and Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce Recipe
- 1 large pot
- 1 frying pan
- 1 tongs
- 1 strainer
- measuring cups
- 1 lb pasta
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large shallot minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 8 oz hot water
- 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition Tomato Basil Bone Broth Powder
- ¾ cup half and half
- ¼ cup pasta water
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese optional
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Add in the pasta and cook just until al dente, then turn off the heat, strain and set aside.1 lb pasta
- Meanwhile, in a large saute pan on medium heat, add in olive oil, then pour in the shallots and garlic. Cook until fragrant, then add in the tomato paste.2 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 large shallot, 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- Stir to combine. Pour in the bone broth water mixture and half and half. Bring the flame to a low heat and stir until it thickens.8 oz hot water, 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition Tomato Basil Bone Broth Powder, ¾ cup half and half
- Add the pasta water, then add in the pasta. Toss to combine, then pour in the parmesan cheese.¼ cup pasta water, ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- Toss again to combine, top with salt and pepper, then serve.pepper, salt