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Serve this delicious sauce over your favorite pasta for a quick, delectable meal. Do NOT substitute half-and-half for the heavy cream if you want a thick sauce. Heavy cream contains at least 36% milkfat. Half-and-half, just like the name says, is half milk and half cream and is no more than 18% milkfat. If half-and-half is used, the sauce will only be half as thick as it would if heavy cream were used. Also, if the amount of butter is reduced, that will also make the sauce thinner, as butter is 80% milkfat.
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- 1Heat heavy whipping cream and water in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
- 2Add butter, pesto sauce, garlic powder and salt. Reduce heat and continue to cook about 5 more minutes over low heat.
- 3Stir in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese until melted.
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Nutritional Facts for Pesto Cream Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (79 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 259.0
- Calories from Fat 232
- Total Fat 25.8 g
- Saturated Fat 16.0 g
- Cholesterol 87.4 mg
- Sodium 404.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 5.8 g
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