Pasta Sauce with a Touch of Cream and a Blissfully Delicious Recipe Book

Written by Chris

Pasta Sauce with a Touch of Cream Recipe

Sure, Coffee-mate Natural Bliss real dairy creamer is irresistible in coffee. But we also know that many people like to experiment with other fun ways to enjoy this all-natural creamer. That’s why the Coffee-Mate team created the Publish My Bliss recipe contest for home cooks to share their love of Natural Bliss and their love of creating new recipes. This e-book includes recipes cooked up by winners of the recipe contest, in addition to celebrity chef Claire Robinson and of course, our very own Nestlé Kitchens.

Today I am sharing my favorite savory recipe from the contest, submitted by Denise Miller. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of savory recipes that came through! This Pasta Sauce is a classic tomato sauce with pancetta, but Denise adds a touch of sweet cream Natural Bliss at the end of preparation. I tasted the recipe before the Bliss was added, and while it was really good, the sauce needed a little sweetness and a touch of cream to round it out, so Bliss was, in fact, the perfect addition!

Here is a quote from Denise about what inspired the recipe: “My daughter loves pasta and she wants to be a chef someday. She is what inspired me to make this recipe. Plus, I’m a big fan of natural bliss creamer.”

Pasta Sauce with a Touch of Cream

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces pancetta, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chopped tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of ground black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup (0.75 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 6 tablespoons Sweet Cream NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® natural bliss® All-Natural Coffee Creamer
  • 1 box (16 ounces) rigatoni


HEAT olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta, onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until pancetta is lightly browned.

ADD red wine and cook down while scraping the pan.

ADD tomatoes and juice, basil, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and cheese.

REDUCE heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours.

STIR in Natural Bliss and cook for 3 minutes.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Place on platter. Top with sauce. Top with additional cheese and basil, if desired.

Thank you Denise for sharing this fabulous recipe with us!


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  1. Pam Watts
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 8:49 am | Permalink | Reply

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  2. Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I was so skeptical of this recipe thinking it would lack a lot of flavor. I followed recipe pretty much exactly, but cooked rigatoni with a bay leaf and some fresh rosemary. Topped with a little breadcrumb & parmesan cheese. It turned out super delicious! My entire family (who usually hates my healthy cooking) loved it!

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      So glad you tried it! We loved it too. 🙂

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