Basil Cream Sauce

Basil Cream Sauce

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"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."

Ingredients

25 m servings 285 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.8g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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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...