Garlic Butter Scallop Pasta with Pesto

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 1 comment

Garlic Butter Scallop Pasta with Pesto

As soon as my friend (Andrea) told me about her scallop dinner, I couldn’t get them off my mind. I thought of how I would put my own spin on the dish and my husband and I were totally delighted with how it looked and tasted. Having a constantly full fridge has worked to my advantage over and over again. For this recipe I decided to throw in half a block of cream cheese and milk right at the end to improve the texture

  • Scallops – sear in butter and tons of garlic

To make the sauce, add the following ingredients to a pot or pan (I actually cooked pasta first, drained it, then added the sauce ingredients to cooked pasta, however, next time I would combine all the ingredients for the sauce separately in the order below first)

  • Cream cheese, 1/2 block
  • Butter, 4 tbs
  • Pesto, 3-4 tbs
  • Milk, 1/3 cup

Mix the sauce with the pasta then add the scallops. Use a spatula to get all the butter and garlic into the sauce. Top with fresh pepper.

This recipe was so so tasty. My husband claims it is one of the best yet!

One Comment

  1. 6-19-2012

    So glad you were able to put your own spin on it Carissa. I like your ingredients much better than my own, so I think I will use your recipe te next time we have this dish. It is a good one=) Great job!!

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