Pasta with Alfredo-Pesto Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Pasta is great with Alfredo Sauce, right? Pasta is great with Pesto Sauce, right? Doesn't this recipe make sense? ;-)

Top Review by smoke alarm jr

Yummy.....yummmy!!!This chef will rate this underdog differently for this sauce is out of this world! I followed the directions to a tee but served over bow tie pasta. We all kept dipping into the sauce with bread pieces and this was before I had even finished cooking the pasta. If I was to serve the sauce with just bread sticks I may add a tablespoon or two of cream cheese to thicken it even more. Rich, creamy,comforting and delicious. Next time I will have a bottle of wine on hand to go with this meal!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Finely chop basil, pine nuts and garlic in processor.
  2. Gradually add olive oil through feed tube and process until smooth; mix in ½ cup Parmesan.
  3. Transfer to a small jar (can be made up to 4 days ahead – make on the weekend to enjoy a quick, mid-week meal. Pour enough olive oil on surface of pesto to inhibit exposure to air).
  4. Bring cream to boil in medium saucepan; whisk in pesto.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Combine pasta, sauce and remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan in large bowl.
  7. Toss to coat evenly and serve sprinkled with some minced basil.
  8. Note: If you want this 'saucier' you can add a little milk to wet the pasta.

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