I must admit that the title of this recipe and even the description were a little intimidating for me. I thought the dish would turn out to be split pea soup meets pasta. But, I was pleasantly surprised! Though, as one reviewer points out, there is NO CREAM in this dish at all, there is plenty of butter and olive oil and these do combine to form a very rich background for the sauce. I chose to use the amount of salt called for in the recipe, but I spread it out during the cooking process (adding a little at a time) and I think it stretched the flavoring power. I made no other changes. A very filling, very spring-like dish (even though fresh basil is decidedly a SUMMER thing). We will definitely make this again.
Linguine with Basil-Pea Cream
Comments and Reviews 1-5 of 5
JasonM Posted: 03/13/09
JeffTracy86 Posted: 04/04/10
Great pasta dish with NO CREAM! Very tasty and fresh tasting!
CindyH Posted: 12/21/11Raleigh, NC
I had printed this recipe out but had to double-check because, like others wrote, there is no cream even though the title has cream in it. This was very easy to make and the flavor was really good. You definitely need to love the flavors of peas to enjoy this one. It makes for a beautiful dish too - with the pretty green mixed into the pasta. We had this with a tomato and fresh mozzarella salad. Perfect combination -- and colorful too!
KathyinManvel Posted: 02/12/12
I loved the look and idea of this dish however, I was less thrilled with the actual outcome. The dish looked very nice but my family and I found the flavors a bit bland. If I were to make it again, I would probably do it as a side dish, not a main course.
KCSeattle Posted: 03/07/13
This is so good! It was really easy to make and is very tasty. I used whole wheat linguine. I also don't eat mushrooms, so I just cut out that part, and that saved calories because I used 2 tablespoons less butter. Will definitely make again!