Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuscan Pasta with tomato basil cream

This recipe was so quick and easy and delicious! I will definitely be making it again! your favorite cooked pasta- I used penne 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 cups of skim milk 1 cup of chicken broth 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1 cup (6 oz) chopped or julienned sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained 1/2 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp white wine 2 medium-size fresh tomatoes, chopped OR 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, full drained 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Cook pasta according to directions.In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. In a small saucepan, stir together milk, chicken broth,2 Tbsp flour, salt and pepper over low heat until smooth and thick. Stir into garlic and add sun-dried tomatoes. Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the sauce is thick. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Allow sauce to thicken up a bit then stir in wine, chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped basil. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Enjoy!