Close-up of A Little Bit of Creamy Pesto Pasta
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

A Little Bit of Creamy Pesto Pasta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
Ree used to make this dish for her daughters Alex and Paige when they were children. Like Ree, they have always been huge pasta fans. Ree recalls making a big pan of pesto pasta that would be completely devoured at dinner time.



  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes less than instructed on the package, so the texture is al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, stir the cream, pesto and butter together in a small saucepot over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Bring to a boil, then stir in the Parmesan.
  3. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Stir until the pasta is completely coated. Top with the tomato, torn basil leaves and extra Parmesan, if desired. Serve.