Creamy Pesto Pasta Delight
Indulge in the rich and delightful flavors of our Creamy Pesto Pasta. This exquisite dish brings together the freshness of basil, the creaminess of cheese, and the satisfaction of a perfectly cooked pasta. It’s a symphony of tastes and textures that will transport you straight to the heart of Italian cuisine.
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 12 oz fettuccine pasta
- In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Blend until you have a smooth and vibrant pesto sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a separate pot, cook the fettuccine pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat. Stir in the prepared pesto sauce.
- Add the cooked fettuccine to the creamy pesto mixture. Toss to coat the pasta thoroughly.
- Simmer for a few minutes until the pasta is heated through.
- Serve the Creamy Pesto Pasta hot, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and a sprig of basil.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Creamy Pesto Pasta Delight is a luscious blend of basil pesto, Parmesan cheese, and fettuccine pasta, all brought together in a velvety cream sauce. It’s a harmonious marriage of classic Italian flavors, creating a memorable dining experience that’s both comforting and luxurious.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 480 | Fat: 38g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g
Experience the joy of savoring each forkful of this sumptuous dish. Creamy Pesto Pasta Delight embodies the essence of Italian cooking – simple ingredients combined with skill and passion, resulting in a masterpiece that delights the senses and warms the heart.