Pesto Parmesan Pasta
Ready for a super easy, super quick dinner recipe? Ok awesome because I have one for you!
Dishes with those things are the most satisfying and comforting to me. Hence why I came up with this little gem for dinner this week.
Oh and did I mention I love Cavatelli noodles? Because I really do. These curly little guys are so eye catching I think, and add a good texture. Always an important aspect in a dish, texture that is.
I added some spicy sausage to this as well. Which is easily left out depending on your preference. I made my favorite homemade, extra spicy pesto but decide to mix it with a little buttermilk, butter and pasta water to tone down the spicy of this dish. I love, love spicy but it’s easy to over do it. The cream really mellows out the spicy and lets the flavors come out and do their thing.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
1/2 lb of Cavatelli noodles
1 lb spicy sausage (optional)
3 tablespoons of your favorite pesto!
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 cup pasta water
Begin by boiling the noodles until al dente.
Meanwhile, brown the sausage in a separate pan. Drain, set aside.
Add the pesto, butter, buttermilk, pasta water, salt and sausage to the pot with the drained noodles. Stir all together.
What’s your favorite pasta dish?