Creamy Fettuccine with White Beans and Basil
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 10 ounces dried Fettuccine
  • 1 (14-ounce) can white beans such as Northern or Cannellini
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • small basil leaves for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions
  1. Cook the Fettuccine according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water, then drain.
  2. Place the pasta, pasta water, white beans, lemon zest, heavy cream, and Parmesan in the pot that was used to cook the pasta.
  3. Stir until the beans are warmed through and the cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and fresh basil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, top with fresh basil leves, then serve.Creamy Fettuccine with White Beans and Basil

 

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