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Cream Sauce

October 2009
Cream Sauce

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Toss this sauce with 1 pound cooked pasta.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  1. In an 8-inch skillet, combine 3/4 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 4 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley and remove from the heat. Add 1/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese when tossing with pasta. Makes 2/3 cup.
  • For a sweeter, mellower sauce, cook chopped onions until softened in a combination of extra-virgin olive oil and butter for your base.
  • For a more pungent sauce, cook finely chopped garlic in extra-virgin olive oil until just golden.
  • Chop all ingredients into even, bite-size pieces or smaller.
  • For egg pasta dishes, reduce the sauce less, as egg pastas will absorb some of the liquid.