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Basil cream sauce over fettuccine makes a delicious meal. Lots of fresh basil and a bit of garlic makes this basil cream sauce flavorful and a favorite.

Y’all know how much I’m loving all the basil that I have coming in this summer. With all of the humidity we’re having, we’re also enjoying a bumper crop of it. And while I’m so blessed with basil, I’m using it as much as possible! I don’t want one leaf of the good stuff to go to waste!

Last night I whipped up one of my favorite dishes for a really quick supper – fettuccine in basil cream sauce.

It was absolutely divine.

And ready in 15 minutes!

That makes it even better in my book!

I know it is a recipe you will enjoy, too.

Plate up a bowl full and grate a bit of fresh Parmesan cheese on top and devour.

For an over the top dish, add a bit of salmon or slices of grilled chicken to the top.

And then just enjoy every single delicious bite.

Fettuccine with Basil Cream Sauce

Dinner 15 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Author Robyn Stone
Basil cream sauce over fettuccine makes a delicious meal. Lots of fresh basil and a bit of garlic makes this basil cream sauce flavorful and a favorite.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 5 tomatoes chopped (Roma or Plum recommended)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup finely chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 16-ounce package fettuccine
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salmon or chicken, optional


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in large saucepan.
  • Add garlic and saute for about one minute.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken stock, and basil.
  • Simmer over low heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in heavy cream, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour basil cream sauce over fettuccine and serve immediately.
  • Additionally, you may add smoked salmon or slices of grilled chicken for additional protein.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1592IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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I think I might just make this again tomorrow!
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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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Recipe Review


  1. I officially have everything needed for this gorgeous looking dish and it is 100% saved! With that much butter and cream it is bound to be delicious 🙂 perfect summer evening recipe, lovely!

  2. I’ve been needing some basil recipes! I’m putting this on the menu for this week. Thanks! 🙂

  3. I saw your recipe last week and made a mental note…cooked this aMAZing pasta for dinner tonight with the addition of summer sausage, and EVerybody loved it, including my superpicky fourteen year old son. Thank you so much for a delicious new recipe to put into regular rotation. So quick, So easy, SO good!!!

  4. This is a great recipe! I made this for dinner tonight and the Husband loved it! Also Sauteed some Portobello’s to go with it! Delish!

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