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Creamy Goodness Piccolini

1 1/2 cup crema mexicana (or creme fraiche), divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 tbs fresh basil, minced

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground pepper

1/2 tsp. chipotle powder

1 tbs. balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

8 oz. piccolini pasta (or any kind of pasta, for that matter!), cooked

1. Combine 1 cup crema mexicana, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

2. Add cooked pasta, stir well.  Once pasta is thoroughly heated, stir in parmesan until melted.  Add remaining 1/2 cup crema mexicana, stir, and serve!

Served with bbq chicken and freshly cut salad greens

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One Comments to “Creamy Goodness Piccolini”

  1. This really was “Creamy Goodness.”
    So darn yummy.
    I especially liked that the pasta was not “drowning” in sauce but rather absorbed the flavors.
    An excellent side dish.

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