Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Pesto Sauce (03.29.12)

Posted at 10:59 AM, Mar 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-30 12:59:51-04

by Jennifer Burns, Gossner Foods

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, Peeled
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Gossner Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Gossner Butter
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan (additional)
  • 12 ounces, Pasta (any kind.)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Cook pasta until al dente.

Add basil leaves, 1/2 cup Parmesan, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Turn machine on, then drizzle in olive oil while it mixes. Continue blending until combined, adding additional olive oil if needed. Set aside.

Heat cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pesto and stir.

Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Pour pesto cream over the top. Toss to combine. Add diced tomatoes and toss quickly. Serve immediately.