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Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet

Who doesn’t love a meal that’s ready in 30 minutes or less?! This Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet is quick, easy, and sooo delicious! Give it a try tonight!!

penne pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, served in a cast iron skillet, top with fresh basil

I just LOVE spending hours and hours in the kitchen; cooking, cleaning, messing up every pot and pan…I’m totally kidding! Lol!! Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook but the way my life is set up right now, I don’t have the time to spend over half of my day in the kitchen! I have two very active little boys, ages 3 and 1, and a hubby that loves my attention, so I have to keep my meals very simple and quick!!

penne pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, served in a cast iron skillet, top with fresh basil

Pasta is always a fave in our house! What’s not to like about a cheesy pasta dish?! Oh, that’s right, those darn calories and fat, right?? Lol! I completely understand being cautious of certain foods, especially when you’re on a weight loss journey, but you can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation.

penne pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, served on a white plate, top with fresh basil

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This Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet is made with reduced fat ingredients and fresh herbs; making this the PERFECT dinner option for all you pasta lovers!! After cooking my noodles, I only used 1 skillet to make the entire dish! Talk about easy clean-up!! I always use this extra-large cast iron skillet, 15-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet. It’s my absolute favorite!! Try this recipe tonight and spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!! ?

penne pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, served in a cast iron skillet, top with fresh basil
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4.75 from 4 votes

Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet

Servings 8
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 1 lb penne noodles cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 cups of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • ½ cup skim ricotta
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese shredded


  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add garlic and grape tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant.
  • Slightly reduce heat and add pasta sauce to skillet. Stir all ingredients together and let simmer/cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in ricotta and Greek yogurt, making sure that it’s blended well with the sauce mixture.
  • Add cooked penne noodles to skillet and toss, making sure to fully coat all of the noodles.
  • Stir in mozzarella cheese and top with fresh basil.
  • Enjoy!


Nutritional Information (1 serving): Calories 341, Carbohydrates 54g, Fat 8g, Protein 13g, Saturated Fat 2g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 8g

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  1. 4 stars
    As a family man, who loves to cook there is nothing as satisfying as fast, nutritious, and easy to prepare meals. Basically, I like what I see in your Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet. This is one of those versatile meal that easily be adjusted to seemingly endless possibilities. I am absolutely going to try this one at home. Thank you!