Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

So another dish I made with The pesto we made is (of course) a Pioneer Woman recipe!

■3/4 cups Fresh Basil Leaves
■1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
■3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
■2 cloves Garlic, Peeled
■ Salt And Pepper, to taste
■1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
■1/2 cup Heavy Cream
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■2 Tablespoons Butter
■1/4 cup Grated Parmesan (additional)
■12 ounces, weight Pasta (cavitappi, Fusili, Etc.)
■2 whole Tomatoes, Diced

Cook pasta until al dente.
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Add basil leaves, 1/2 cup Parmesan,
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pine nuts,
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Garlic and salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Turn machine on, then drizzle in olive oil while it mixes. Continue blending until combined, adding additional olive oil if needed. Set aside.
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Heat cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
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Add pesto and stir.
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Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Pour pesto cream over the top. Toss to combine.
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Add diced tomatoes and toss quickly. Serve immediately.

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Very Happy Men!
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