This dish has fills the void that had been left after a falling out with Mac & Cheese. Oh, Mac & Cheese, I want to keep you in my life, but you never do good GI things for me. And so, since I love you, I will set you free.
This pasta dish is comfort food, but with a sophisticated edge. And for those that are familiar with Pioneer Woman's Lemon Basil Pasta, it's similar, but I far prefer this one as it's both less shockingly lemony and less heavy on the cream & butter. In fact, this recipe contains no butter and only a smidge of cream. It's creaminess comes from using pasta water and olive oil. So a much healthier option. Finally, it's toddler & kid approved, which is sort of essential in the Mothership house these days.
|Sophisticated bambina eating her spaghetti.|
Recipe found here. Only substitution I made was subbing regular fresh onions & garlic for the shallots, since I'm never fancy enough to buy shallots.