I made this pasta last night for my family and I just had to share with you all. I found a recipe that is for homemade pesto. I would love to make my own but my blender broke on me while making my enchilada sauce 😦 so I picked up some already made pesto sauce instead. I struggle so much coming up with meals for my picky eaters and it’s hard to get a meal to stick in the normal weekly rotation. My husband and 2 year old really loved this pasta, so I’m thinking it’s a keeper! yay!! I’m excited because it was really easy!
- pasta (angel hair, bow tie, penne, tortellini or macaroni. I used bow tie and cheese tortellini)
- Buitoni basil pesto sauce
- 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
- tbsp. of butter
- 1/4 of shredded parmesan cheese
*optional ingredients- you can add broccoli or chicken.
Get your water boiling for your pasta. if you’re doing tortellini and bow tie like I did, I just threw it all in the pot together. Add salt for flavor and a lil olive oil so it doesn’t all stick together.
Boil up some broccoli in a separate pot.
I cubed up some chicken and seasoned them with Italian seasonings and Lawry salts and fried them up in a pan.
Now let’s get to the good stuff, the sauce. Heat up a half pint of whipping cream on medium, once heated to a simmer, add butter. I just put in a glob, but it was about a tbsp. stir til butter is melted with a whisk. Add container of pesto sauce and whisk to combine. Once everything is whisked really well, add parmesan cheese and whisk to combine until melted. about 5-10 mins. Now add it to your pasta and enjoy!
This sauce was like gold, I saved the left overs and added it to some whole wheat angel hair for lunch. Pesto always taste better to me the next day.
Thanks for stopping by!
Refer to original recipe if you want to make the pesto from scratch: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/pasta-with-pesto-cream-sauce/