Pesto Cream Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by mailbelle

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.

Top Review by jolyn421

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat heavy whipping cream and water in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add butter, pesto sauce, garlic powder and salt. Reduce heat and continue to cook about 5 more minutes over low heat.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese until melted.

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