Go Back
+ servings
Quick Pasta with Cilantro Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jackie
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 medium onion , diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic , minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño , seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package.
  2. While cooking pasta, make sauce.
  3. Melt butter, on medium heat, in a sauce pan with chopped shallots or onions and garlic, cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Add cilantro and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cream, milk, and spices and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add corn starch and whisk until smooth. Stir constantly and once sauce has begun to thicken, remove from heat.
  7. Pour sauce into drained cooked pasta, and mix to coat pasta.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro and shredded parmesan cheese.