I've always wanted to make a pesto cream sauce ever since I had it in a restaurant a couple years ago. Well, I attempted and it WORKED! It was super easy to do. I made fresh pesto with ingredients from the garden, and used it in this sauce. However, I'm sure that you could use store bought. I used this with pasta and chopped up some grilled chicken.
1/4 c. pesto (more or less to your liking. I used a lil extra)
2 c. heavy cream
2 tbl. butter
2 tbl. flour
1 med. shallot, minced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 c grated romano cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
*melt butter in saute pan then add in challot and garlic. Cook 2-3 min over med/high heat
*add flour and stir constantly, cooking aprox 1 min
*add the cream and stir to completely mix in the flour
*adjust the heat so sauce is just under a simmer. Once it starts to tighten up a bit, add in the pesto and cheese, Stir until cheese is all melted and pesto is mixed in.
*salt and pepper to taste
*pour over pasta or chicken or whatever you wish to use this sauce for.