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     Pasta with Fresh Basil Pesto Cream Sauce

Category   Entrees - Maindishes
Sub Category   None
Servings   6

Ingredients
12 ounces fusilli pasta
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2-3 roma tomatoes, diced
For the basil pesto-
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, peeled
 
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well. To make the pesto, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside. While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter and cream over medium heat in a large saucepan. Stir in the pesto until well-combined and heated through, about 1- 2 minutes; stir in the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Remove from heat; immediately combine the hot pasta and pesto mixture, allowing the flavors to soak; stir in the tomatoes. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan.


Originally Submitted
12/26/2012





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