Recipe: Pasta with onion and cinnamon basil

Pasta with aromatic herbs
June 01, 2010

If I have to create pasta recipe, I know I always can count on the single cream, bacon and onion combo.

Cinnamon basilI also used some cinnamon basil: although it has a delicate flavor, it added much taste to this dish.

Pasta with onion and cinnamon basil

Pasta with onion and cinnamon basil

160g farfalle (butterflies-shaped) pasta
2 onions
150g bacon
200ml single cream
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 tablespoon chopped cinnamon basil
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch of chili powder

Fry the bacon with the butter, set aside and use the same butter to cook the minced onions for 15 minutes.
Add single cream, pepper and bacon kept aside. Cook 5 minutes.
Meanwhile cook pasta normally in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
Remove the onion sauce from heat, add the minced basil and cinnamon basil.
Season the pasta with the onion sauce.

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Author: Joanne (URL)

You really can t ever go wrong with cream and bacon. Great dish!

Author: Ruth (URL)

Wow, what an interesting new herb for me. I ve never heard - or seen cinnamon basil before. Thanks for sharing this one with Presto Pasta Nights. Now I ll be obsessively looking for it everywhere.

Author: Claudia (URL)

I have this in my garden from time to time, but your yummy sounding dish is an encouragement to get it going once more.

Author: Nic (URL)

Wow! I m totally going to have to try and find some cinnamon basil, that sounds amazing and they dish looks so good!

Author: Graziana

Cinnamon basil is one of my favourite herbs, it can be used in teas, desserts and many savory dishes, every autumn when it dies I can t wait to grow it again.

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