Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

We have been thinking we needed to find a good pasta recipe for some time and this one sort of happened spontaneously. Our neighbors went to California for two weeks, so before they left, they gave us all their perishables, including produce, milk, and some whipping cream. We had bought some fresh basil for Dave's latest pizza creation and found this recipe on the package. It turned out delicious! Eddie loved it so much he asked for more "noons" about six times.

We used red onion in place of the shallots, as well as white wine vinegar instead of white wine (which we watered down a bit so it wasn't as strong).


• 2 Shallots, minced
• 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
• 1 Tbsp Flour
• 1/4 c Butter
• 1/4 c White Wine
• 1 1/4 c Cream
• 1 c Parmesan
• Fresh Basil, chopped
• 2 c cooked pasta (we used penne)

In medium saucepan, sauté shallots and garlic in butter until softened. Add flour; cook and stir one minute. Stir in wine; cook one minute more. Slowly add cream, mixing until smooth. Add parmesan, cook over medium heat until smooth and thick. Add basil and mix well. Pour sauce over cooked pasta.


Dave said...

Topping the pasta with slices of grilled chicken also adds to the deliciosity of the meal.

Christie said...

Yum.. you guys should definitely try the herb garden :-)