Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cheng Can Cook: Creamy Pesto Pasta Reimagined ★★★

Reimagined Pesto without Food Processor. Nice and not too oily, similar to Alfredo sauce. Add topping of your choice: Chicken, Oven Roasted Eggplant, Sausage, Bacon, etc. Grocery at Trader Joe's has better pricing. Recipe below.

Recipe based on:
1/3 cup raw Pine Nuts
2/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 bunches Basil
2 cloves Garlic
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Dry Pasta (about 1 lb.)

1. Toss Pine Nuts in frying pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until brown.
2. Coarsely chop Pine Nuts. Finely chop Basil and Garlic.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Pine Nuts, Parmesan Cheese, Basil, Garlic, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Heavy Cream.
3. Cook Pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta & return to pot. Add in Pesto sauce. Toss to combine until pasta is coated with sauce.

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