Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Daniele1969

This is a cream sauce that is usually served over grilled salmon, but I use it over veggies and/or pasta. Very easy to make, BUT very fattening!!

Top Review by Bev I Am

Daniele, this sauce certainly is easy to make, and very tasty, also! I served this over pasta as a serving for one, as my husband was away on business. Make sure that if you use this sauce over pasta, that you use a thicker pasta such as linguini or fettuccine as this is a very rich and heavy sauce. The basil added just the right touch! Thank you for the lovely supper tonight, Daniele! Even dining alone, one can still enjoy their meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MELT butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic, and saute 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add half-and-half and chicken broth.
  3. Bring to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced by half.
  4. WHISK together lemon juice and cornstarch until smooth.
  5. Whisk lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into butter mixture, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat.

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