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Basil Cream Sauce

This Basil Cream Sauce is great for topping seafood and chicken. It even works well as a dipping sauce for fries or grilled potatoes!
One of my favorite herbs is basil. The aroma and taste of it just brighten my day. I love that it can be used to season a variety of dishes including spaghetti and marinara sauces, pizzas (think Margerita pizza) caprese salad, soups and to prepare pesto.
When trying to decide on a cream sauce to use on the cedar plank tilapia that we made the other night, I decided to make a basil cream sauce. I have a small herb garden and my basil plants needed to be harvested. So I took some clippings, shared some with my neighbor since I had so many, and went to work on making a basil cream sauce. Please enjoy this delicious recipe. This recipe is best prepared the night before as allowing it to sit lets the flavors mingle together and become robust.

Basil Cream Sauce

Basil Cream Sauce

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate any unused portion for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 252mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g


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4 comments on “Basil Cream Sauce”

  1. Oooooo… this does sound yummy! I have a basil plant and am always looking for different recipes to use it in. :)
    In fact, I have a little basil inspired recipe post coming tomorrow morning. ;)

  2. Girl, you have been busy. All these fabulous new recipes and new blog, new blog design, new profile pics… I can't keep up! :) Very good job on all of it!

  3. So yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  4. This was delicious. Big hit with the family. Thanks so much!