Friday, August 29, 2008

Pasta Alfredo with Sundried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is full of fat and calories, but oh so good. You can add chicken, shrimp, or other veggies, if you wish. I like to use angel hair pasta, but you can also use any kind of pasta that you like.

The sauce:
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 package cream cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 T butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
Salt/black pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
5-6 sundried tomatoes, sliced

The garnish:
handful of toasted pine nuts
4 oz. Goat Cheese, crumbled
chopped flat leaf parsley

Boil 3/4 box of any pasta you like.

Cook your protein of choice and set aside.

Heat the heavy cream on the stove over low heat and add in the cream cheese. Stir to incorporate. Add in the garlic powder and salt, pepper and chopped garlic. Let gently simmer for 7-10 mins. Add in butter and sundried tomatoes and stir.

Gradually whisk in the parmesan cheese.

Pour all of the sauce over the pasta and toss.

Serve with a garnish of goat cheese, toasted pine nuts and fresh chopped flat leaf parsely.

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