Five Ingredient Pasta with a Creamy Herb Sauce

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"This is so simple, and takes literally just minutes - just the time it takes to cook the pasta. And, you can use any type of pasta, use your favorite - it really doesn't matter. The sauce can be used as is; for a side dish. Or try adding chicken, peas, tomatoes, asparagus, etc. - there are endless combinations. And, if you want to get 'fancy,' add a little white wine; or mix up the herbs. Add tarragon, oregano, or a mix of herbs. It's a basic sauce ... so have fun with it."

Original is 3 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (282.3 g)
  • Calories 447.4
  • Total Fat - 19 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 63 mg
  • Sodium - 120.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 10.3 g
  • Calcium - 164.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sauce ... Add the cream to a small pot and bring to a medium heat, just under a boil. Then, reduce to low, add the cheese and basil, and mix to combine. Season with salt (go easy on the salt, as the cheese is salty), and pepper, and simmer for 5-7 minutes. It will naturally thicken and reduce; make sure to stir it often.

Step 2

Pasta ... As the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to package directions. Make sure to cook your pasta in plenty of salted water. Once the pasta is done; drain, and return to the pot.

Step 3

Finish and Serve ... Add the sauce to the pasta along with the fresh parsley and toss. Season again with salt and pepper if necessary. ENJOY!

Step 4

Again, the last minute, you can toss in peas, blanched broccoli florets, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus; cooked chicken or ham, etc. Also, mix up the herbs, or add a bit of white wine - have fun with it. But, this is all about the sauce ... It makes a very nice sauce to dress your favorite pasta. And, it is quick and easy.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Love simple pasta dishes as they are the ones that usually taste the best and this was no exception thoroughly enjoyed thank you, made for Alphabet Tag Game at FF&F.


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(18 Dec 2020)

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