Like an Alfredo sauce with a little added pizazz, this easy sauce recipe is great over pasta with chicken or even to top steak and green beans. Grate your own Parmesan instead of buying pre-grated--the cheese will melt better for a silkier sauce.

Marianne Williams
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Slowly whisk in half-and-half. Add basil sprig and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; discard basil sprig. Stir in chopped basil, Parmesan, salt and pepper.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.9g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 8.9mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 130.5IU 3% DV; vitamin c 0.4mg 1% DV; folate 4.1mcg 1% DV; calcium 37.3mg 4% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 3.6mg 1% DV; potassium 37.6mg 1% DV; sodium 198mg 8% DV.