Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

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I’m back with today’s edition of Cooking with Nicole in Real Life… 😉 lol!


As promised here’s one of the things I did with the Summertime Basil Pesto I made a few days ago.  This. Was. Delicious.

As a disclaimer though, Handsome Man’s words were, “I’m sure it’ll be good, but it looks like puke.”

Thanks Hon.




On to the good stuff!


Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce



4 Tbsp. fresh pesto

4 diced tomatoes

1 clove minced fresh garlic

1/4 c. milk

1 jar alfredo sauce


Simmer diced tomatoes, pesto, and garlic on stovetop on medium heat for 10 minutes or so.  Add alfredo sauce (homemade alfredo sauce would be even better, I’m sure… But I was lacking both the supplies and the patience. 😉 )   I used the 1/4 milk to put in the alfredo jar and shake to get as much sauce out as possible.   Resume simmering and serve on pasta.


I sautéed mushrooms and threw those on top but next time I want to add shrimp or sea food of some sort on it. Deliciousness!!!


So there you go!  Just one way I’ve used the pesto this week besides dipping bread in it.  My hips are going to hate me for all the carbs this week! Haha!


Stay tuned for the recipe for Non-alcoholic Mojitos next!  Okay, okay…. So it’s more like Mint Limeade… I just feel cooler using the first term.  😉


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