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Creamy Lemon Caprese Pasta

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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      Creamy Lemon Caprese Pasta from the Pillsbury site!

    

You Need:

4
cups uncooked rotini pasta
1/4
cup unsalted butter
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2
cups half-and-half
12
fresh basil leaves
2
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel (1 medium)
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 medium)
1
teaspoon garlic salt (preferably with parsley)
Salt and pepper to taste
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir GlenĀ® organic diced tomatoes, drained well
1/4
ball fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks

To Make:

  • 1Fill stockpot or large Dutch oven half full of water; add table salt until water is almost salty to the taste. Heat water to boiling over medium heat. When water is boiling, add pasta; cook as directed on package until al dente. Remove from heat; drain.
  • 2Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; beat with whisk until flour begins to cook and smells slightly nutty, 30 to 50 seconds. Quickly add half-and-half; beat with whisk to combine. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; let stand 1 minute.
  • 3Pour white sauce into blender. Add basil leaves; cover and blend until basil is in tiny pieces. Pour back into saucepan. Heat over low heat until mixture simmers. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic salt, and the salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat. Add pasta, tomatoes and cheese; toss.

Tips:

Serve with Garlic Butter Bread to sop up the yummy extra sauce.

Info:

  • Servings 4
  • ingredients 11
  •  prep time 30 min
  •  total time 30 min
by on Jul. 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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snuggiewoogie
by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

 There that Dutch Oven again! Actually this sounds interesting :)

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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Send me your DH's email so I can tell him he needs to buy you one LOL

Quoting snuggiewoogie:

 There that Dutch Oven again! Actually this sounds interesting :)


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