Sometimes the ordinary every day back of the box recipes need a little twist. For years my sister’s and I have been making the San Girogio Creamy Garlic pasta as printed on the back of the box, but tonight I took the good as it is Creamy Garlic pasta to a whole new level of yumminess!
1 box pasta
1 large tomato or 1 can diced tomato
1 medium red onion
Creamy Garlic Pesto Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cups vegetable, chicken, or beef broth
3/4 milk or light cream
1/3 cup parmesan
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon pesto, see previous post for pesto recipe or buy it pre-made
- Prepare pasta as described on box.
- Heat oil over medium heat, saute garlic for about 1 minute. Stir in flour until smooth. Add milk and broth, heat to boiling, stir constantly until thick. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Stir in Pesto.
- Saute onions in a bit of oil. Add tomatos and simmer until warm.
- Toss sauce with pasta. Serve tomato and onion mixture on top.