Pasta with Basil Alfredo Sauce

Here is an elegant meal that requires few ingredients. This basil alfredo tastes wonderful with a nice wine and garlic bread. Try making it for your immediate family or guests the next time you host dinner.

Ingredients You Need

2 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
8 Ounces of Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon of Salt
Pepper Grinder
Olive Oil
½ Cup of Grape Tomatoes
1 ½ Cups of Fresh Basil
8 Ounces of Pasta

Supplies You Need

Fine Cheese Grater
Large Pasta Pot with Lid
3 Quart Pan with lid
Sharp Paring Knife
Cutting Board
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Mixing Spoon

Making the Alfredo Sauce

Begin by washing and drying your fresh basil and tomatoes so they are easier to cut. Chop the basil into small pieces and put it into a bowl. Cut the tomatoes in half, scoop out the insides and place the hollow halves in a bowl. Then take a small bowl and grate your fresh Parmesan Cheese with the fine setting and set it aside.

Take your three quart pan and put it on the stove. Measure out the cream and put it on medium. Stir regularly with the whisk to ensure the cream does not burn. Bring the cream to a boil and then turn the burner onto low. Leave the pan uncovered and keep stirring off and on until the cream thickens.

Once your cream thickens add your chopped basil, turn the heat off and cover. Then start your pot of water for the pasta on high and add your salt and a splash of olive oil. While the water is heating put your sauce pan back on low to heat and add the parmesan cheese. Bring it back to a simmer.

Once the water boils cook the pasta according to the package minus a couple of minutes to make sure it is not too squishy. Then drain it with the strainer and place it in a large serving dish. Then pour your sauce and halved tomatoes over the pasta and toss it with serving forks. Grind a little fresh pepper over the dish and serve immediately.

This pasta with basil Alfredo sauce tastes delicious with garlic bread and a glass of wine. The above recipe serves four people so double it or triple if necessary for serving your guests.

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