Easy Pesto Sauce with Cream Recipe

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An easy pesto sauce with cream sauce recipe that you can pair with steak, pork chops, chicken, beef, fish or even toss with low carb vegetables. This creamy pesto sauce only takes a few minutes, and it’s a recipe your whole family will love.


  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup reserved pasta water
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or two chopped garlic cloves


  • Heat the leftover pasta water and heavy cream in small saucepan until hot, but not boiling.
  • Once the liquid is hot, stir in the butter, pesto sauce, and minced garlic.
  • Whisk all of the creamy pesto sauce ingredients together over medium heat until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. This should take around 5 minutes.Β 


  • You can make this recipe with plain water; the sauce just won’t be as thick.
  • Make homemade pesto sauce from scratch with a high speed blender or choose a store bought pesto sauce made with high quality ingredients, like olive oil.
  • Avoid store bought pesto sauces with inflammatory oils, like sunflower oil.


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