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Pesto Sauce

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Ingredients
  Butter 15 Gram
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), firmly packed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1.Melt butter in small saucepan, add pine nuts, stir constantly over medium heat until nuts are browned; cool.
2.Process basil with pine nuts, garlic, cheese and sugar until smooth.
3.Add oil gradually in a thin stream while motor is operating, process until combined.
Serve over hot pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Basil

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1439 Calories from Fat 1324

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 151 g232.6%

Saturated Fat 29.2 g146%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.7 mg17.6%

Sodium 486.9 mg20.3%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g7%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 17 g33.1%

Vitamin A 35.4% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 41.7% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Pesto Sauce Recipe