Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

Okay, I know, this looks similar to the pesto pasta salad.  Trust me, it's not!  This is hot... and creamy!  It was really good, and I will be making more with the rest of my heavy cream.  Yes, heavy cream.  Heavy cream and butter make the pesto sauce soooo good.  I'm afraid to go back to pesto sauce without heavy cream... the kind you eat when you don't want to gain two pounds just from dinner.

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce
• 3/4 - 1 cup pesto
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1/4 cup grated parmesan
• 1 box pasta (cavitappi (pictured), fusili, etc.)
• 2 whole Diced tomatoes (or grape tomatoes, halved)

1.  Cook pasta according to box, until al dente.  Meanwhile, heat cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add pesto and stir.

2.  Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl.  Pour pesto cream over the top.  Toss to combine.  Add diced tomatoes and toss.  Serve immediately.

Source: The Pioneer Woman blog

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