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.

Southwestern Pesto

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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

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

Greek Pesto

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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.

Classic Genovese Pesto

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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

Scallops And Walnut Pesto Over Cappellini

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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

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

Jaye's Basil Pesto

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Pesto-Cheese Fondue

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

Perky Pistachio Torta

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Make the pistachio pesto ahead for this savory layered appetizer.

Total: 1 hr

Mint Pesto

Diabetic Living

Try this sassy pesto tossed with hot cooked pasta.

Total: 20 mins

Cilantro Pesto with Almonds

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Bright and peppery cilantro and parsley are perfectly balanced by tangy white vinegar and rich, warm almonds in this creative twist on the traditional pesto. Almonds, like all nuts, are susceptible to rancidity due to their high fat content. For optimal shelf life, store almonds in a air-tight container in the freezer, for 3-6 months.

Fusilli with Garlic Pesto

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The pasta water is infused with garlic and basil to impart lots of flavor to this pasta.

Total: 35 mins

Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza

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For a garden-fresh pizza, spread freshly made pesto on a crust of thawed whole wheat bread dough, then layer on a medley of summer vegetables: tender squash, sweet peppers, and tomatoes, plus sliced mushrooms.

Dried Tomato Pesto

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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

Pesto Chicken


In place of mashed white or sweet potatoes, cut calories by serving this pesto-topped chicken with a butternet squash mash.

Total: 30 mins
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