50 Things to Make With Pesto Quick-to-prepare traditional pesto celebrates in-season basil, and it can be served atop pasta, with grilled chicken or fish, on Mediterranean-style sandwiches and more.
Pesto Cream Tortellini: Simmer 1 cup heavy cream with 1/4 cup pesto in a skillet until slightly thickened. Stir in 1/4 cup grated Parmesan. Toss with 12 ounces cooked tortellini and 2 cups steamed broccoli.
BLT Pasta (No. 18) Cook 8 slices bacon; drain and chop. Cook 1 chopped red onion, 3 sliced garlic cloves, some red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt in 3 tablespoons drippings. Add 5 cups grape tomatoes; cook 12 minutes. Add 1/3 cup cream; cook 2 minutes. Toss with 12 ounces cooked penne, 4 cups arugula, the bacon, some basil and a splash of pasta water. Top with parmesan.
Creamed Spinach Baked Potato... Yum Cook 2 chopped shallots in butter. Add 2 tablespoons flour; cook 2 minutes. Add 1 box thawed frozen spinach (squeezed dry), 1 cup half-and-half and some nutmeg; cook 5 minutes. Season with salt. Spoon onto baked potatoes and top with parmesan.