Creamy Pesto Pasta: Italian Comfort

Picture yourself in a charming Italian villa, a gentle breeze rustling through the vineyards as you savor the aroma of freshly cooked comfort. Our Creamy Pesto Pasta transcends ordinary dishes, offering an experience that marries tradition and indulgence. It’s a symphony of flavors, where fragrant basil dances with rich creaminess, and al dente pasta cradles each bite like a warm embrace.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (340g) pasta
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil to create a smooth pesto.
  4. In a separate pan, warm the heavy cream over low heat. Mix in the pesto.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the creamy pesto sauce, tossing to coat.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve warm, garnished with extra Parmesan and a sprig of basil.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Creamy Pesto Pasta is the epitome of Italian comfort, featuring fresh basil pesto and a luxurious creamy sauce.

Nutrition information: Calories: 480, Total Fat: 34g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 12g

Picture yourself savoring each bite, the creamy sauce enveloping your senses in a harmonious blend of flavors. This Creamy Pesto Pasta brings the heart of Italy to your table, a reminder that comfort can be as exquisite as it is satisfying. It’s not just a dish; it’s a journey to the sun-kissed landscapes and culinary wonders of Italy, right in the comfort of your home.

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