Quick basil Parmesan pasta for one

Quick basil Parmesan pasta for one


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About this recipe: Just because your dining alone doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal! This is a quick and easy pasta dish for one.


Serves: 1 

  • 60g vermicelli pasta
  • 30g butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 150ml double cream
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Once done, set aside 110ml of the pasta water, then drain the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the garlic, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Pour in the double cream, and stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2 minutes. Dilute with the reserved pasta water if the sauce is too thick for your taste. Pour the sauce over the pasta to serve.

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Very easy & quick to prepare pasta dish. I found 150ml double cream far too rich for 1 person so I only use 100ml & I also hard some jumbo prawns to the mix, very indulgent & tasty - 25 Apr 2015

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