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    Creamy Basil Sauce

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Chef Dudo's Note:

    No actual cream is used. This is very nice over pasta. If you want you can also add some smoked salmon or chunks of tunafish.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt margarine in sauce pan and saute garlic for 1 minute.
    2. 2
      At low temperature add flour.
    3. 3
      Stir to make a paste.
    4. 4
      Slowly add milk to paste until you achieve an even consistency.
    5. 5
      Add salt, basil, parmesan or pecorino and pepper to sauce and cook over low heat until you reach a desired thickness.
    6. 6
      Pour over freshly cooked pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2010

      55

      Very yummy!! The garlic, basil, and cheese add lots of great flavor to the white sauce base--and it tastes much better than jarred or canned sauces! Two servings were perfect for the two of us; I used nonfat milk, dried basil, and parmesan cheese, and served it over whole wheat pasta. Delicious! We'll definitely have this again! Thanks so much for posting, Chef Dudo!!

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    • on December 18, 2007

      55

      This was delish! The ratio of flour to milk gave a nice thick sauce. I love the garlicy creamy taste with the fresh basil. Mmmm! I used skim milk. I didn't add salt since the parmesan is salty enough IMO. I halved the recipe which was perfect for a meal alone. Thanks!!

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    • on June 09, 2006

      55

      This sauce is very tasty. I used the 2 person serving with 7 servings of tortellini for a very light cream sauce. I didn't have any parmesan on hand, so I melted provolone instead with excellent results!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Basil Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 209.1
     
    Calories from Fat 124
    59%
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    29%
    Cholesterol 28.0 mg
    9%
    Sodium 463.5 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.6 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 9.8 g
    19%

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