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Pesto cream sauce

Easy Pesto Cream Sauce

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup (enough for 8 ounces pasta) 1x


This 5-minute pesto cream sauce is genius: just simmer pesto and cream until a thick sauce forms! It’s perfect for serving with pasta or fish.


  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until it just starts to thicken, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Makes 1 cup, enough for 8 ounces of pasta. Mix it into pasta in a bowl, then add additional salt to taste.


*For a lower calorie version of this sauce, substitute whole or 2% milk.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Pesto cream sauce, Easy pasta sauce