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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rotini Pasta with Garden Vegetables and Basil Recipe

This is a great side dish or main dish recipe. We like to make this pasta dish during the summertime but you can make it all year long.

Rotini Pasta with Garden Vegetables and Basil Recipe

3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 sweet onion, cut 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 each green, red, yellow pepper cut 1/2 inch chunks
2 large tomatoes cut in chunks
25 snow peas, cut in half
10 basil leaves, rolled and diced
500 ml whipping cream
*Rotini pasta or other short pasta
Parmesan cheese
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

*Depending on how you will have this, side dish or main dish you can make as little or as much pasta as you want.

Cook pasta. Microwave peppers and snow peas for about 1 minute and a half.

Saute garlic and onions, add salt. Add peppers, snow peas and tomatoes and continue to saute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add whipping cream and let it reduce (you may not want to add this all at once in case you reduce it too much). It will reduce fairly quickly so keep an eye on it. You want enough liquid in there so when you add the pasta and parmesan cheese it won’t soak it all up and become dry.

Once reduced, add pasta, parmesan cheese and basil. Mix well until pasta is coated.

You can serve it with cracked pepper on top and/or sprinkled with more parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Thnaks for posting it on your blog Shelly I appreciate it. I forgot to say you can also add some white wine or cooking wine to it to bring out the flavours.