Sunday, March 20, 2011

Julianna's Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

This week we're going back to the basics with a simple pasta dish that is my daughter Julianna's favorite meal. It's a simple dish that's very easy to make, and works great for an easy weekday meal. It's also a nice alternative to alfredo sauce - not as heavy, and with more of a garlic kick. 

Since Julianna asked that I share this recipe with you, I thought it would be best that she tells you all the great things about this dish!

So where did you learn about this pasta dish?
My  kindergarten aftercare teacher told me and my friend Maggie about it. But now I am in first grade.

What kind of pasta do you think works best with the sauce? 
The bowtie  pasta that my kindergarten teacher used. I think the wheel pasta will work too.

What do you like about the sauce?
The cream and the butter. Yummy!

Why do you think other kids would like this pasta?
Because it is really really really good. And they might like the same things about it what I like.


2 tbspn butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tblspn flour
3/4 cup light cream or milk (cream will make it slightly thicker)
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/3 tspn dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium sauce pan, heat butter until melted. Add garlic, sauté for one minute.
Add cream (or milk), chicken broth, flour and parsley. Stir. Cook and continue to stir over medium heat until hot, but not bubbly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss with cooked pasta. Top with grated parmesan cheese (the cheese is optional, as the sauce is creamy and flavorful on its own).

Wanna make it even tastier? Try adding some shrimp!

1 comment:

Suzy W said...

This sounds tasty, and easy! I have to try this recipe, especially because Julianna likes it!