STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Rich Basil Pasta Sauce

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“The ingredients are very simple but the flavor is very rich and deep. My mom told me to make a pasta sauce with some fresh basil she had on hand. I searched everywhere for something simple with simple ingredients and couldn't find anything so I created this. I used it with spaghetti but works will with any pasta. It's very good!! I like to mix the milk with whipped chive flavored cream cheese for extra kick.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put garlic cloves and basil in food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add olive oil and paramsean to the mixture and process until smooth.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Heat the butter onto a large pan or wok until melted.
  5. Mix in the basil mixture and stir over medium heat.
  6. Cook until garlic is clear and basil is soft for 4 minutes.
  7. Slowly add the milk into the wok/pan while stirring. Simmer for 5-8 minutes.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a