Rating: 4 stars
13 Ratings
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  • 5 star values: 7

This pesto gets its richness from half-and-half. The result is a creamy mixture similar to an Alfredo sauce but with pestolike flavor. Serve it with a tossed garden salad and a French bread baguette.

Elaine Magee, M.P.H., R.D.
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2004


Credit: Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

3 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  • While pasta cooks, place basil and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine basil mixture and pasta in a large bowl, tossing to coat.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 6.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 14.6g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fiber 5.8g; cholesterol 77mg; iron 4.6mg; sodium 756mg; calcium 197mg.