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bonnie's pasta la fresca

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

4-26-20 There is a raging pandemic outside, and we are isolating at home, so this dish is what was created from what was in my pantry. There are blessings if we look for them, and this dish is one of those happy times. This dish will go into our regular meal rotation. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves 3 or 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bonnie's pasta la fresca

  • ½ pkg (8 ounces) cooked linguine (i use organic)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth, made from better bouillon soup base
  • ¼ to ½ cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 ½ teaspoons dried leaf basil)
  • 2 large roma tomatoes
  • kosher salt and black coarse ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (not from the jar!)
  • green onions and grape tomatoes for garnish

How To Make bonnie's pasta la fresca

  • 1
    Bring salted water to a rolling boil, prepare linguine according to package directions. Do not overcook. Drain, and set aside and keep hot.
  • Sliced tomatoes
    Meanwhile, slice tomatoes in half lengthwise, and cut each half into ¼ inch slices.
  • 3 tablespoons butter
    Melt 3 tablespoons salted butter in a large skillet
  • Basil, garlic, butter and chicken broth
    Add smashed garlic, cook one minute, but don't brown it.
  • Stir the sauce
    Add chicken broth, bring to boil for a couple of minutes, stirring let it start to thicken slightly. Then stir in the basil and add the tomatoes.
  • Adding the hot linguine
    Cook for one minute and then add the hot drained linguine.
  • Linguine
    You are almost there....gently toss...….
  • Bonnie’s La Pasta Fresca
    Add the fresh grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Gently toss and serve on plates garnished with the green onions and grape tomatoes. Enjoy!