Pesto Cream Sauce
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
7 ingredients
4 servings
Serve this delicious sauce over your favorite pasta for a quick, delectable meal. Do NOT substitute half-and-half for the heavy cream if you want a thick sauce. Heavy cream contains at least 36% milkfat. Half-and-half, just like the name says, is half milk and half cream and is no more than 18% milkfat. If half-and-half is used, the sauce will only be half as thick as it would if heavy cream were used. Also, if the amount of butter is reduced, that will also make the sauce thinner, as butter is 80% milkfat.

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Serving Size (52.48 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 162.77 Calories from Fat 67.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.48g 46.02%
Saturated Fat 4.72g 94.37%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 21.81mg 29.09%
Sodium 533.65mg 88.94%
Total Carbohydrate 11.9g 15.87%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.14%
Sugars 0.45 g %
Protein 11.91g 95.27%
Vitamin A 229.46IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 238.98mg% Iron 1.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
heavy whipping cream, prepared pesto sauce