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Basil Cream Sauce

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"After a mad search on the net for a recipe for this sauce I had to create my own. This can be reheated in the microwave without the usual cream sauce defects. I just love the light green color and how well it displays over tri color or regular pasta, salmon and grilled chicken. I have been putting this on everything."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 285 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a food processor, combine basil and garlic. Begin processing, and pour in olive oil in a thin stream. Process for about 40 seconds, or until mixture begins to emulsify. Add pine nuts and Parmesan, then blend for 1 minute.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan over low heat until simmering. Pour 1/2 of the hot cream into the processor with basil pesto, and pulse for 20 seconds to incorporate. Pour mixture back into cream, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 285 calories; 28.2 g fat; 3.8 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 117 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Good! I did make some modifications. I melted some butter in a saucepan, and then sauted mushrooms in the butter. Added about a tablespoon or two of flour and cooked for 1-2 minutes. Then I adde...

Most helpful critical review

Waaaaaaaaay too much basil. Ruined my tortellini. Icky

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Good! I did make some modifications. I melted some butter in a saucepan, and then sauted mushrooms in the butter. Added about a tablespoon or two of flour and cooked for 1-2 minutes. Then I adde...

my family really enjoys this recipe. i serve it over chicken and tortellini. the only thing i do different is i make a rue w/whole wheat flour w/ a dollop of butter before adding the cream. t...

this is good, a basic pesto sauce with cream. using a neutral oil will be just as good when making a sauce solely for reheating. if stored in the refrigerator before adding the cream, keeps fore...

I looked at many recipes before I settled on this one. This recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and uses many common household ingredients. I did make made a few changes to the recipe. To the sauc...

Amazing! Before the last step, (heat & thicken) I sauteed shallots and baby portabellas in a tbsp. of butter and poured the cream sauce into the pan to heat & mix. I also used only a tbsp. of ...

This recipe is fabulous and just what I was looking for. Perfect over pasta with fresh chopped tomatoes on top.

Good recipe to add to. I made a few additions- sauteed mushrooms, diced tomatoes, cubed chicken, and a little tomato sauce. I poured it over fettuccini. I was so pleased with the results, I u...

I haven't received feedback from my family yet, but I love this sauce. I used farfalle pasta. The recipe provides enough flexibility to add other good things, such as chicken, shrimp, tomatoes,...

Yum! Oh my goodness, soo delicious! I used almonds instead of pine nuts and half and half instead of cream. I mixed the remaining half of the liquid in the pan with a bit of flour and cream c...