Simple Cream Sauce for Pasta
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ~ 2 cups cream
  • Half of a small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pushed through a press
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • tablespoon or so of oil
  • fresh, shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, then add white wine and simmer until wine reduces to about about half. Add cream and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly to avoid scorching the bottom. Salt and pepper to taste. The sauce will remain pretty thin, which is fine for when you mix it with the pasta later. If you really feel like thickening it up, you could add a bit of flour, but I would resist doing this since the sauce will thicken as it cools on your plate.
  2. Mix with one package of cooked pasta of your choice and whatever toppings you desire. If you want it a little "saucier" don't use quite the whole package of pasta. I love this with steamed broccoli and grilled chicken breast mixed in. I also like to toss in a handful of fresh, shredded parmesan cheese at the end, stirred into the pasta.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at