Pesto Sauce

Fresh ingredients abound in these aromatic homemade pesto sauces. The perfect complement to pasta, these homemade pesto sauce recipes can also add flavor to your favorite soup, vegetable, or fish recipes.

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Southwestern Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

This make-ahead pesto accents grilled fish and poultry. If Mexican grating cheese is not available, substitute fresh Parmesan cheese.

Total: 15 mins

Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds


This 6-ingredient dinner dish comes together super fast and features a flavorful variation on the traditional pesto. Not a cilantro fan? Try basil or parsley instead.

Homemade Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Keep this pesto on hand in the freezer so it's always ready when you need it.

Chile-Cilantro Pesto

Food & Wine

Rick Bayless of Chicago's Frontera Grill keeps extra cilantro from going to waste by using it in this pesto, which can stay in the fridge for two months. Try it on fish or add a little to soup.

Total: 35 mins

Classic Genovese Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Pine nuts are traditionally added to pesto, but you can substitute walnuts or almonds for this easy sauce. To bring out the full flavor of the nuts, toast them in a dry skillet before processing.

Total: 20 mins

Greek Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Feta cheese and kalamata olives give this pesto its Greek flavor. It's tasty over pasta and vegetables. If you have extra basil, make up several batches of this recipe to store in the freezer.

Scallops And Walnut Pesto Over Cappellini

Family Circle

This company dinner can be ready in 20 minutes. Sea scallops are sauteed in butter and finished with a splash of white wine before being tossed with the pasta and walnut and Parmesan pesto.

Pesto Lasagna Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Use whole wheat noodles to make a healthier version of this classic casserole recipe.

Grill-Roasted Vegetables with Pine Nut Pesto

Food & Wine

Quintessential fall vegetables -- brussels sprouts, parsnips, butternut squash, and carrots -- get cooked on the grill, then tossed in a cheesy pine nut pesto.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Tomato Walnut Pesto Penne

Prego Italian Sauce

Pesto made with toasted walnuts, garlic, basil and spinach stirred into a rich Italian sauce is tossed with penne and topped with Parmesan cheese.

Total: 20 mins

Mint Pesto

Diabetic Living

Try this sassy pesto tossed with hot cooked pasta.

Total: 20 mins

Jaye's Basil Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Pesto-Cheese Fondue

Better Homes and Gardens

Fondue is fun! This contemporary appetizer recipe is flavored with pesto and three cheeses.

Farfalle with Zucchini and Parsley-Almond Pesto

Food & Wine

Melissa Rubel Jacobson combines roasted almonds, parsley, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a nutty, fresh-tasting pesto. This pasta dish is terrific served warm, but it can also be refrigerated and served as a cold pasta salad.

Total: 30 mins

Perky Pistachio Torta

Better Homes and Gardens

Make the pistachio pesto ahead for this savory layered appetizer.

Total: 1 hr

Dried Tomato Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

This pesto is flavored with dried tomatoes and basil. To create new flavors, try using different herbs, such as parsley or cilantro.

Total: 10 mins
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