Introduction: Creamy Pesto Sauce

While the dough is resting is a great time to make your sauce! This is a creamy pesto sauce to go with the egg fettucine we’ll be making once the dough is ready to roll out, but it will also work well with any of the shapes we make in this class.


​Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Serving Size: Enough for 4-6 servings of pasta. (4 as a main dish, 6 as an appetizer)

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter

Quiz Time!

Once you've watched the video lesson, put your knowledge to the test! Take the quizzes below and see how you do.

{
    "id": "quiz-1",
    "question": "What's the best thing to do while the dough's resting?",
    "answers": [
        {
            "title": "Go On Vacation",
            "correct": false
        },
        {
            "title": "Practice the ukulele",
            "correct": false
        },
 	{
            "title": "Make sauce to go with your noodles",
            "correct": true
        }
    ],
    "correctNotice": "You're right! The rest period is a great time to get started on the sauce you're planning on pairing with the noodles (In our case it's delicious Creamy Pesto Sauce).",
    "incorrectNotice": "I'm afraid not. Although this is a great and super fun thing to do, it won't help you get any closer to serving a delicious meal. "
}
{
    "id": "quiz-2",
    "question": "In the USA, is all cheese labeled as 'parmesan' of high quality and made in Italy?",
    "answers": [
        {
            "title": "Yes",
            "correct": false
        },
        {
            "title": "No",
            "correct": true
        }
    ],
    "correctNotice": "You're right! In the USA, this King of Cheeses is only authentic if labeled Parmigiano-Reggiano. Cheeses labeled just 'parmesan' can be of lesser quality and can even have fillers added!",
    "incorrectNotice": "Sadly, this isn't true. In the USA, cheeses labeled just 'parmesan' can be of lesser quality and can even have fillers added!"
}

Yummy Work

YUM!! You now have the building blocks of a completely delicious sauce ready to put together in Lesson 7!

CLASS PROJECT

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