Marry Me Pasta In Time For Valentine’s Day

Marry me pasta
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Since Lady and the Tramp was released, pasta has also been synonymous with romance. Now with Valentine’s Day coming up, you’re no doubt looking for a delicious way to spoil your significant other. Here’s how to make a Marry Me Pasta that will have your soulmate falling in love with you all over again.


  • 1 lb rigatoni
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • Salt


  1. Take out a large pot and fill it with water. Boil the water and add pasta, stirring occasionally until cooked al dente. Remember to reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining the pasta.
  2. Heat a skillet of olive oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and thyme, and allow to cook for 1 minute. Then, add the tomatoes, broth, and heavy cream slowly. Cook further until the mixture simmers.
  3. Add parmesan and stir constantly, cooking the mixture until the cheese is melted and the sauce starts to thicken. This should take about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the pasta into the skillet and add the remaining pasta water. Stir frequently so that the pasta is fully coated. Top it all off with basil and more parmesan when serving.