Friday, September 28, 2012

Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta

This pasta dish is incredible. The creamy texture of the sauce is flavored with zesty lemon and freshly-picked basil.

Remember the to die for Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Pasta recipe I posted a few weeks ago? Well, this Lemon Basil spin-off is equally delicious. It's another simple recipe I recommend making NOW!

Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta
·2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
·1 TBS minced garlic
·2 TBS butter, divided
·¼ tsp salt
·½ tsp pepper
·1½ cups homemade chicken stock
·2 cups water
·½ lb gluten free spaghetti noodles
·1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
·¾ cup half ‘n half
·Handful of torn fresh basil, to taste
·One lemon, zested

In a large pot, heat the EVOO over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add butter, heat until melted. Add salt, pepper, chicken stock, and water. Raise the heat to medium-high and let it come to a boil.

Once boiling, add the pasta and cook for as long as the box’s directions indicate.

Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, reduce the heat to medium and mix in the parmesan cheese until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the half ‘n half, basil, and lemon zest. Serve.


gluten free cookbook said...

Looks and sounds amazing!!! How can I NOT make this and eat them all, right in the middle of the holidays!