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Creamy Pesto Pasta |

Creamy Pesto Pasta

  • Author: by Mary
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This creamy pesto pasta sauce takes the summery flavors of basil into a thicker, creamier sauce!


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  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed
  • 1/3 cup fresh pesto
  • salt & pepper
  • 10 oz. cooked pasta


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisking constantly, add the flour to make a roux. Cook for about 2 minutes, whisking, before you begin to add the milk.
  2. Slowly add the milk, whisking to fully incorporate, until it is all in the sauce. Bring to a simmer, and cook until thickened (it should be very quick).
  3. Stir in the fresh pesto, extra parmesan (if using), and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour over cooked pasta, stir, and enjoy!