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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

Marianne Williams


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  • 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; 4.6 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 38 mg potassium; 2.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1.8 g protein; 131 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mcg folate; 37 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium;