Creamy Pesto Alfredo Farfalle

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Creamy Pesto Alfredo Farfalle

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.

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About Creamy Pesto Alfredo Farfalle

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




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