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Creamy Pesto Sauce

Creamy Pesto Sauce

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Lovingly known as just 'green spaghetti' in our family, this pesto is unique because of the addition of cream cheese which gives it a great creamy texture (plus no pine nuts!).

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the basil leaves and cook until tender and bright green, 2 to 5 minutes. Drain basil, reserving 2 tablespoons of the basil water.
  2. Blend basil, 2 tablespoons basil water, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, butter, and garlic in a blender until smooth and creamy.
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cincomom
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8/13/2014

This sauce came out creamier than the picture. Perhaps pulsing would retain some of the texture. It has a good taste with a little acidic tingle. Different, but not off-putting. I think it works really well as a sandwich spread or vegetable dip.