Do you put cream in your spaghetti sauce?

Philippines
May 10, 2007 6:18am CST
I like adding cream into my spaghetti sauce, it tastes of course creamy. However, my sauce turns into orange colored instead of reddish.. I like looking at spaghetti with its usual red color sauce. What do you think would substitute for cream, that will still retain the usual red color of the sauce but with a creamy taste? Share your cooking expertise, please. :)
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
10 May 07
I haven't ever tried to put creme into my spaghetti sauce but it sounds okay to me. I do put milk in my tomato soup though and it turns into a pinkish color. It is very good and it makes alot more soup. I'm not sure what else you could use other than adding some tomato paste or something like that. Milk turns the sauce to almost pink when you add that to it. The only thing I could think of that really wouldn't change the color, is water, but then you wouldn't have the creamy taste or look.
• Philippines
11 May 07
Try it! and tell me if you like it.. i know some people don't like putting cream in their spaghetti sauce but a number of them including me like the creamier taste than the sauce made from tomatoes only. :)
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10 May 07
Nooooo, I never use cream in a tomato-based spagetti sauce! I keep it as simple as possible, using plum tomatoes (fresh or tinned) which give a lovely deep red colour, and lots of herbs, especially basil, and olive oil. Have you tried making Spagetti Carbonara? This uses cream in the sauce and works very well. Creamy sauces using seafood, chicken or parmasan also work well with spagetti.
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• Philippines
11 May 07
Yeah, i tried spaghetti carbonara and it uses white sauce, lots of cream.. i like it.. maybe that is why some of us here mix tomato sauce and cream for our spaghetti sauce.. to have a combination of that sweet and sour of tomato and creaminess of white cream just like in carbonara..
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@ozzydee70 (465)
• Germany
10 May 07
i sometimes put cream on my spaghetti sauce and your right the sauce turned out not so red but tasted creamier than the usual spag sauce. i do put more tomato paste though to bring back the usual color.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
10 May 07
no way i save my cream for my coffee and my apple pie yep spaghetti and mince full of onion and garlic then apple pie and cream for dessert and coffee and cream to wash it down thats the way to go
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 May 07
I've never put cream in my sauce. I just use diced toamotes,onions and garlic with Italian spices. I only use cream when I make alfredo sauce.
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@bhetelux (189)
• Italy
10 May 07
i'm italian and we once a week eat spaghetti and we surely don't put cream in our spaghetti! the classic way to do spaghetti is: spaghetti and sugo al basilico! that's delicious!
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
10 May 07
I like just plain tomato/marinara sauce on my pasta. I'm not sure how you could get it creamy and red aside from adding pureed veg (fried red peppers maybe) and just a very small amount of cream.
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
10 May 07
maybe if you put a lot of tomatos sauce. the reddish it is not so important, the taste is. so.... have a good appetit!