1poundFarfelle Pasta or bowtie pastacooked al dente
1/3cupreserved pasta water
1poundprotein your choicechicken cubes, shrimp, ground turkey, chicken sausage
1/3cupchopped Sundried Tomatoes
1/4cupfresh Basil for garnishtorn or chopped
Cook pasta al dente, even a little under done, because pasta is going to continue to cook with sauce. I cooked my pasta for 6 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water before draining pasta. Set pasta aside.
In a large shallow pan cook protein, in a tablespoon of olive oil, until fully cooked, letting it get a little browned, this adds flavor.
Now toss in cooked pasta, pesto, cream, and pasta water, toss until fully incorporated then add lemon juice, sundried tomatoes, cook for just a few minutes. Remove from heat top with fresh basil and....
Note: I used precooked chicken sausage for this recipe. However, I have used chicken breast cubes, ground chicken or turkey, and shrimp. Or no protein at all works too.