Pasta with Alfredo-Pesto Sauce

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Pasta is great with Alfredo Sauce, right? Pasta is great with Pesto Sauce, right? Doesn't this recipe make sense? ;-)

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  • add   2 cloves garlic
  • add   1 1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • add   1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • add   1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • add   1/3 cup olive oil
  • add   1 cup whipping cream
  • add   1 lb capellini or spaghettini
  • add   minced basil


  1. Finely chop basil, pine nuts and garlic in processor.
  2. Gradually add olive oil through feed tube and process until smooth; mix in ½ cup Parmesan.
  3. Transfer to a small jar (can be made up to 4 days ahead make on the weekend to enjoy a quick, mid-week meal. Pour enough olive oil on surface of pesto to inhibit exposure to air).
  4. Bring cream to boil in medium saucepan; whisk in pesto.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Combine pasta, sauce and remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan in large bowl.
  7. Toss to coat evenly and serve sprinkled with some minced basil.
  8. Note:If you want this 'saucier' you can add a little milk to wet the pasta.