We are bringing you 15 of the best pesto recipes today to help you expertly sauce and add tons of flavor to all of your pasta, salads, and chicken recipes. Our collection of recipes for pesto is all easy, homemade options that are creamy and delicious. Ranging from classic options to new and exciting, you are sure to find a peso recipe that suits your preferences.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to get our 10-minute classic basil pine nut pesto recipe! It’s a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
While pesto is a sauce that can be purchased, we have always preferred to make a homemade pesto recipe. Taking less than 10-minutes, this classic blend of basil, pine nuts, parmesan, and garlic comes together quickly and easily. And when you use fresh basil, your homemade pesto sauce is even better tasting on all of your dishes.
For our collection of the best pesto recipes, we are starting out with a few classic options before jumping right into some new and exciting twists including vegan pesto, kale pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, and even Pesto Calabrese (that’s a red pepper pesto)! With so many homemade recipes for pesto, the only question that remains is which recipe are you going to try first?
Speaking of, how about trying one of these creamy pesto recipes in this delicious shrimp zucchini noodles with pesto recipe? Or perhaps changing out the shrimp for grilled chicken? You can also fresh pesto to baked chicken like this Caprese chicken bake or add it into a homemade alfredo sauce. The options for homemade pesto are endless.
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- 2 cupsfresh basil leaves, packed
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 15 seconds, or until it's pureed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix the pesto for 5 more seconds.
- The classic pesto recipe makes 1 cup and will most likely be more than you need for your recipe. Each serving size is 1 T of pesto sauce.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 4mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 3g
The nutrional information is just an estimate and was calculated by an automated calculator. If you're on a restricted health program please manually calculate this information using the brands of ingredients you have since brands can vary.