Pasta with basil cream sauce

Pasta with basil cream sauce

Creamy pasta is an easy dinner dream. Al dente pasta served with basil cream sauce is the perfect vegetarian meal and can be ready in 20 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Basil cream sauce, Creamy pasta, easy dinner recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 346kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup fresh basil roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried herbs of your choice (basil, rosemary, sage, thyme or Herbs de Provence all work well)
  • 1 cup whipping or heavy cream
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 500 g pasta cooked


  • Melt the butter in a pan then add the onion. Cook until soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic, basil and dried herbs (if using) and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the cream and allow to come to a simmer. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until the sauce covers the back of a spoon easily.
  • Transfer sauce to a food processor or blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce back into the pan and add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and add cooked pasta or serve over cooked chicken.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg