Creamy Pesto Alfredo Farfalle

Aurora McBee

By
@aurora

Lovely and rich, this is a family favorite at my house. I typically serve it with grilled chicken breast, but the picture shows sliced rib eye.


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Serves:

4-5

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 clove
garlic, minced
4 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
flour
1 c
cream
2 c
milk
salt & pepper, to taste
6 Tbsp
(+) good quality basil pesto
1 box
farfalle pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil pasta according to package directions.
2
While pasta is cooking, heat butter over medium heat in a heavy saute pan. Add garlic and cook until lightly golden and fragrant. Don't turn your heat up too high, or your garlic will become bitter.
3
Add flour to butter and garlic, stirring quickly with a whisk. Cook this roux about 3-5 minutes, or until it is golden.
4
Add cream and milk, stirring constantly. Whisk until all lumps are gone.
5
Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Now you have a basic bechamel sauce.
6
Continue to simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the sauce until the thickness is to your liking.
7
When sauce has thickened, remove from heat and add pesto, stirring well. Serve over hot pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fish, Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian