- 2 shallots, minced
- 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2-4 tablespoons pesto sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
The good news is that pesto cream sauce is exceptionally easy and sinfully delicious, and the bad news is that you can never ever get enough of it.
Yes, you can’t!
Learn how to prepare pesto cream sauce here.
Ingredients such as olive oil, parmesan cheese, and garlic are the core of pesto cream sauce. If you notice, all these ingredients are excellent for health!
The sauce is little high in calories because of high fat content in some of these ingredients. However, this food is considered healthy because the fat is unsaturated!
The sauce has 70 calories and comprises some essential nutrients for the human body such as sodium, potassium, dietary fiber, sugars, protein, calcium, and vitamin A.
How to Make Pesto Cream Sauce
Known as ‘pesto’ in Italian and ‘pest’ in Ligurian, the Italian pronunciation of pesto cream sauce is ‘pesto alla genovese’ is a sauce with its origin from Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.
The olden Romans used to eat a very similar paste called moretum which was made by ground garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil and vinegar together.