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Quick Angel Hair with Basil Cream for One

Quick Angel Hair with Basil Cream for One

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
SharFras

SharFras

A quick and super easy pasta dish. Creamy basil, garlic and butter sauce over angel hair pasta. What could be better?

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  • Calories:
  • 1036 kcal
  • 52%
  • Fat:
  • 90.5 g
  • 139%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 19.9 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 300 mg
  • 100%
  • Sodium:
  • 1109 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the angel hair pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Once done, set aside 1/2 cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta in a colander in the sink. Keep warm.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the garlic, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, and stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2 minutes. Dilute with the reserved pasta water if the sauce is too thick for your taste. Pour the sauce over the angel hair pasta to serve.
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Tiffany
17

Tiffany

9/26/2008

This dish was AWESOME! It seriously tasted like something from Olive Garden. The only thing I did different was that I added a small handful of mozzerella cheese to the sauce and I didnt use any of the pasta water. I also sauted some shrimp in butter and a clove of minced garlic and it turned out perfect! I will be making this one again and again!

MOMLUVS3IDO
13

MOMLUVS3IDO

9/16/2008

WOW! My family really loved this. I needed this for 6 and it converted very easily. I wanted to add chicken so I just cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces seasoned with salt and peper and cooked them with the onions and garlic. I also had some really fresh tomatoes so I chopped them into small pieces and added them to the top of the dish after it was on the plate. This made a wonderful addition. I will be making this a lot.

Dani'sDelights
9

Dani'sDelights

3/12/2009

Fantastic!!! After reading everyone's issues with thickness, and especially since I am a carbonara expert (Thanks Dad!), the best way to get desired thickness is a low flame for 20-30 minutes, constant stirring, and if necessary, 2 tbsp of cornstarch and 2 tbsp of cold water mixture. Other than the usual additions of shrimp, chicken or veggies, I wouldn't have changed a thing!!

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