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Parmesan Basil Sauce:


  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil chopped**
  • 1/3 c. parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour for 2-3 minutes then add the cream, basil and parmesan cheese. Stir until cream and smooth and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. If you want a really green sauce put this in a blender and give it a few whirls.

Recipe Notes

*Note: You can use any leftover grits, cheese grits or just plain old cooked grits. You can make the grits the day before and when you are ready to assemble the jars, rewarm your grits in the microwave.

**Note: I had some basil cubes that I had in the freezer. When I have a lot of basil growing in the herb garden and I can't possibly use it all, I put it in the food processor with a little oil and puree. I then put it in ice cube trays and freeze and then put the cubes into a freezer bag so when I need a little basil I have it right in the freezer. This is what I used in my Parmesan Basil Sauce. You can do this or simply cut up some basil into the sauce.