Prepare pasta according to package directions until just shy of al dente.
Meanwhile, pour cream and broth into a large heavy saucepan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until reduced somewhat.
Stir in pesto and bring back to a simmer.
Add Parmesan, stir and simmer until melted.
Now add the pasta to the sauce and stir, allowing the pasta to cook in the sauce for another 10 minutes or so over medium heat. As the pasta reaches al dente (or cook for longer if you prefer) the starches will be released into the sauce, thickening it further.
You may add any multitude of chopped veggies at this point to round it out (baby spinach, broccoli, asparagus, frozen peas or tomatoes are all excellent with this dish), or serve them steamed or sauteed on the side as your brood prefers.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (274g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 302 (57%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 33.6g||45 %|
|Saturated Fat 20g||100 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 170.5mg||52 %|
|Sodium 379.8mg||13 %|
|Potassium 293.4mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 43.9g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 43.4g|
|Protein 14.4g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 533
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