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Creamed Scallions on Pasta

This recipe is for a side dish, which can accompany meat or chicken.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 bunches scallions, sliced crosswise 3/4 inch thick (about 5 cups)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, combine scallions, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 cup water; cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until scallions wilt and pan is almost dry, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add cream; stir to coat. Cover; reduce heat to low, and cook at a bare simmer (cream will separate if boiled), stirring occasionally, until scallions are tender, 20 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.

  4. Step 4

    Toss pasta with warm sauce and reserved pasta water; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2005

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