Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Best Chardonnay Wine Sauce

I don't know about you, but whenever we go to Costco, those free samples suck me in.  We've bought delicious chicken and apple sausage, huge packages of mango and pineapple salsa, and most recently: grilled chicken and mozzarella ravioli.  They served it there with a delicious olive oil and garlic sauce, so instead of topping it with red sauce like we usually do for pasta, we decided to experiment with a white wine sauce.  Luckily, the ravioli comes in two packs, so even though the first attempt wasn't great, the second was definitely a winner.  It has the perfect combination of wine flavor, cheese, and tomatoes to give it a little something extra.  If you give it a try, let me know!  

Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon butter
12-15 grape tomatoes (red or yellow), sliced in half
2 tablespoons half and half
1/2 cup chardonnay
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Additional parmesan cheese for serving

Directions:
1. On medium heat, bring the olive oil up to heat in a large skillet.
2. Add the garlic, shallot, and red pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
3. Add in the butter and tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes.
4. Add in the half and half, chardonnay, and parmesan cheese.
If you are cooking fresh pasta in the sauce:
5. Place uncooked pasta in sauce and cook for 3-4 minutes.
If you are pre-cooking dried or frozen pasta separately:
5. Cook sauce for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and add in cooked pasta to coat.
6. Serve with additional parmesan cheese, and enjoy!


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11 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

There is nothing better than a good pasta recipe!! Thanks for sharing girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That looks delicious!

Christina Sotherden said...

This looks delicious - the sauce is my favorite part and this one looks perfect!

Julia said...

Ooo I love pasta recipes, thanks for sharing!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! So many of my favorite ingredients! My husband is a huge ravioli fan, and I love me some wine and garlic :-D

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

The sauce sounds really good, I don't eat pasta though so maybe with rice and chicken.

Emily said...

The sauce sounds amazing!! Looks like a yummy dish!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

This sounds absolutely amazing! I mean, to be honest you sold me at chardonnay!!!

Annie Reeves said...

Ummm YES PLEASE. Sounds and looks so delicious. I love a good pasta dish!

Annie

Jen said...

Oh goodness! I'm printing this to try next week!!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Ooh yum! i make something like this, but never add wine. I'll have to 'save' some wine for next time I guess is what you're telling me ;)

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