Fettuccine with Basil Cream Sauce

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

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 5 to matoes chopped (Roma or Plum recommended)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup finely chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 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.

I think I might just make this again tomorrow!

20 comments on “Fettuccine with Basil Cream Sauce”

  1. Ok, that my friend is a keeper! BOOKMARKED! Will be trying it today for my basil loving 2 year old. Will let you know how it came out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh, Robyn! This girl loves some pasta…I’ll totally be making this! Thank you!

  3. Our basil is going crazy this year. I will have to make the sauce!

  4. Thanks!!! I was just thinking about what to do with all the basil I have!

  5. divine is right . . . i do love you Miss Robyn . . . yes i do . . .

  6. Basil is one herb I can grow quite well and I have no idea what to do with it all. Thanks for this delicious suggestion!

  7. My basil is looking really lame in the garden right now, but I bet I could scrounge up enough to make this! Looks so good!

  8. Fifteen minutes to creamy dreamy pasta?! I can get on board with that!

  9. This look amazingly good! Thanks for another basil recipe!

  10. Love the simplicity and ease of this! Looks awesome!

  11. Love all that fresh basil too. This pasta looks wonderful!

  12. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for another great recipe.

  13. All of my favorite things! Pasta, salmon & basil! *swoon*

  14. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ perfect summer evening recipe, lovely!

  15. I’ve been needing some basil recipes! I’m putting this on the menu for this week. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. 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!!!

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  19. 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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