Y’all know how much I’m loving all the basil that I have coming in this summer. With all of the humidity we’re having, we’re also enjoying a bumper crop of it. And while I’m so blessed with basil, I’m using it as much as possible! I don’t want one leaf of the good stuff to go to waste!
Last night I whipped up one of my favorite dishes for a really quick supper – fettuccine in basil cream sauce.
It was absolutely divine.
And ready in 15 minutes!
That makes it even better in my book!
I know it is a recipe you will enjoy, too.
Start with a little olive oil and butter in a heavy sauce pan.
Have your fettuccine noodles cooking in another pot as you are making your basil cream sauce.
Chop garlic cloves and saute in the oil and butter for just a minute. Then add in tomatoes, chicken stock, and all that glorious basil. Simmer for a bit until it’s gotten nice and thickened.
Next pour in some heavy cream and simmer for a little bit longer. Throw in your salt and pepper.
Oh me, oh my!
Drain fettuccine and pour basil cream sauce over it.
Plate up a bowl full and grate a bit of fresh Parmesan cheese on top and devour.
For an over the top dish, add a bit of flaked smoked salmon or slices of grilled chicken to the top.
And then just enjoy every single delicious bite.
I think I might just make this again tomorrow!