I genuinely miss the time I spent studying abroad in Italy. Of course, one of the aspects that I miss the most is the food. However, not only did the food taste delicious, but I also fell in love with the deep aromatic smells of garlic, basil and tomatoes.
Basically, I savor any and all recipes that remind me of that summer. One of these recipes that reminds me of Italy is Pasta With Spicy Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce and has consequently become one of my absolute favorites. Sundried tomatoes pack plenty of flavor, especially when used with parmesan and basil. Plus, in addition to the amazing flavor, the wafting smells of garlic and basil while cooking this recipe makes me feel like I’m transporting myself to Italy.
I don’t normally indulge in pastas with creamy sauces; however, even though this does use calorie-laden heavy cream, the intense flavors and aromatic smells are the excuses I’ll use any day (and you should too!) to make this recipe! After all, every once in a while is completely fine in my opinion!
Step 1: Mince Garlic, Chop Basil and
Finely Cut Sundried Tomatoes
Step 2: Grate Parmesan
Step 3: Sauté Garlic, Add Cream
and Sundried Tomatoes
The pure simplicity of this recipe is what guaranteed it’s addition to the usual rotation of dinner menu items. Whether making it for the first time or the hundredth time, this recipe more than satisfies one’s appetite.