Creamy Pesto From The Garden

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Easy and fresh are a given when you grow your own herbs.  One of the easiest herbs to grow in the summer garden is basil.  I want to share with you a quick and extremely easy recipe that you are going to love.

Creamy Pesto From The Garden


  1. 1 cup of basil pesto
  2. 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  4. salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat olive oil in skillet.
  2. Add pesto and mix into the oil. Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to skillet.
  3. When the pesto starts to bubble :  slowly stir in the heavy cream.
  4. Add some warm water if needed.
  5. Turn down the heat and continue to stir to incorporate the cream and pesto.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
* Serve over your favorite noodle.  In this recipe photo above I used a Mushroom rotini noodle.  You can also freeze this sauce to use at a later time.
I would love to hear from you. Please share with me and my audience  recipes you use your basil in ?

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4 thoughts on “Creamy Pesto From The Garden

  1. My favorite noodle right now is egg noodles. I can’t stop!
    I love that you include cream in your pesto. Must make it extra rich. Wonder, have you tried adding pine nuts to this recipe? LOVE those!