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Pesto Cream Sauce

  • Veg
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



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.

Health Facts:

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.

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How to Make Pesto Cream Sauce

  • Put on heat a large skillet and add oil and butter.
  • Sauté the shallots and garlic until tender over medium heat. Make sure the heat is not too high or else the garlic will burn.
  • Add chicken broth and wine and sprinkle pepper and salt.
  • Let it cook to the point it is half reduced and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in cream and pesto and mix well.
  • Add ¼ of the cheese after lowering the heat and stir well.
  • Add another ¼ cup of cheese and when it has blended fully, add pasta.
  • Toss thoroughly and serve.
  • Season with the remaining cheese.


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.

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