Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Creamy Pesto Sauce

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"Lovingly known as just 'green spaghetti' in our family, this pesto is unique because of the addition of cream cheese which gives it a great creamy texture (plus no pine nuts!)."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the basil leaves and cook until tender and bright green, 2 to 5 minutes. Drain basil, reserving 2 tablespoons of the basil water.
  2. Blend basil, 2 tablespoons basil water, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, butter, and garlic in a blender until smooth and creamy.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • For a thinner sauce, add leftover water from blanching the basil to the sauce while in the blender. Also if you are not able to find fresh basil, you can substitute with frozen basil, use roughly a cup of frozen pre-cooked basil (or to taste).
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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