Rating: 3.34 stars
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 8

For the fastest pasta, cut to the chase: Cook pappardelle in the tomato sauce. Finish with ricotta and basil.

Everyday Food, March 2009

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prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, bring sauce and 2 cups water to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add noodles, and simmer, stirring frequently, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt. Serve with a dollop of ricotta, basil, and pepper.

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Reviews (7)

109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2017
This was great! My family loved it. It was so easy to make. I used Barilla tomato sauce, and you would never know that the sauce was not homemade.
Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2015
My husband said it tasted like 'the stuff that comes in the can'. Obviously won't be making this again although I found it acceptable and very easy to make. Actually I prefer a lot of other pasta dishes over this one.
Rating: Unrated
05/04/2013
Good! Definitely results in a saucy pasta dish - similar to how it is pictured - but was not soupy in any way. I used farfalle pasta because I was unable to find the paparadelle and the farfalle pasta took much longer to cook than I expected - double the time it would have cooked in plain boiling water, so not a time saver for me - plus using almost an entire bottle of sauce (I halved the recipe with success) when I normally would use maybe a quarter of it for a simple pasta & sauce dish.
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Rating: Unrated
09/29/2012
Perfect recipe. Have made this several times and it is so divine in its simplicity. Delicate noodles like papardelle are perfect when prepared in this way. Absolutely not a waste of sauce if prepared correctly. The pasta absorbs the excess moisture.
Rating: Unrated
09/08/2011
you don't have to drain the pasta, i've made it - it's kind of like lasagna. not a waste of sauce.
Rating: Unrated
04/17/2011
Did you make the recipe?
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Rating: Unrated
01/19/2011
Obviously, the pasta needs to be drained after it's cooked in the 4 cups sauce PLUS 2 cups water. Seems like a waste of sauce.