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Yum Yum Yum!!!!! I made chicken and bow tie pasta and added your wonderful sauce and it was scrumptious :) I made it exactly as written and I change anything next time it will be to use real garlic rather than powder.... Thanks for sharing.

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jolyn421 February 10, 2011

This is great sauce!!! Of course you can't use a substitution of half and half and cut down the butter. I think if you do that you are ruining the flavor of the sauce. Excellent sauce. I served with Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli. I used my homemade pesto sauce which I made from basil for my garden. I will definitely make this again and hope others try this recipe.

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JOY1998 September 01, 2009

Needed to bring something to a "spaghetti potluck" (they cook the noodles -- the guests each bring a sauce) and wanted to make something besides the usual suspects (marinara, vodka, etc.) Had some homemade pesto to use up, so this recipe was perfect! Used 2 cups cream (no water, as I wanted a thicker sauce), and doubled all other ingredients, with the exception of garlic powder because I used a very large grated clove, and the salt, as my pesto was fairly salty and a cup of parm would add a lot of salt as well. Simmered for a good bit longer to thicken it up. The sauce itself turned out a bit too salty, but once added to the noodles, I had almost everyone ask for the recipe...

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Tarenella September 01, 2014

This was so easy to make and delicious! I served it at a party and added shredded chicken to it. It multiplied easily for a crowd, and everyone loved it. I'm definitely making this again!

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Anna-Marie M. June 09, 2014

Rich, decadent & delicious! Made it with this pesto:<br/><br/>http://www.food.com/recipe/basil-pesto-8650<br/><br/>It was out of this world. No substitutions...it's perfect as is! Tossed it with sauteed chicken tenders & zucchini. Mmmmmm. Everyone loved it!

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maren_plath August 18, 2013

I made this last night! I saut?ed up some chicken breasts that I had marinated in pesto and then sprinkled with garlic salt while cooking. The sauce was really simple and I was afraid that there wasn't going to be enough with the amount of noodles I made, but there was perfect amount. You can always double the sauce which I might do next time. Anyways...overall this was a great recipe and will be the only Pesto Cream Sauce recipe I will ever use! Thank you!!! Oh and I uploaded a photo...hopefully it's approved :)

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shel0bell February 07, 2013

I have been looking for a good creamy pesto recipe for years and this it!. Easy and absolutely delicious. I did use a little more prepared Pesto. About an extra heaping teaspoon. I served it over cheese ravioli and turkey basil meatballs. First bite and my husband said, "this is a do again". When I get my homemade pesto down, I will try it with the homemade pesto. excellent!

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froggyrn August 29, 2012

I was looking for a creamy pesto sauce to use for some mushroom ravioli and some homemade pesto. I did sub half & half for the heavy cream and cut down the butter to 1 tbsp. It was rich enough with my changes, but was way too runny. I added some cornstarch, which helped a bit, but it still wasn't thick enough and didn't have enough pesto flavor.

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Karen67 October 07, 2008
Pesto Cream Sauce