Pink Sauce Recipe

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Pink pasta sauce is a decadent, meatless sauce. Made with crushed tomatoes, Italian cheeses and heavy cream, this beautiful pink sauce recipe is thick and luscious. Toss it with your favorite pasta for a flavorful meal that’s ready in 15 minutes!


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp crushed red peppers
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, or about 30 seconds.
  3. Add minced shallot, basil, oregano, crushed red peppers and salt, sauté for another minute.
  4. Add heavy cream and sauté until warmed through.
  5. Add mozzarella and pecorino romano cheeses, simmer until cheese is fully melted into cream.
  6. Slowly stir in crushed tomatoes until well incorporated.
  7. Simmer for another 5 minutes and serve over pasta.