Pesto Recipe

Pesto Recipe

You can use this as a spread on sandwiches, as a sauce on pasta, or (my favorite) as a topping on sliced tomatoes!


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
¼ cup pine nuts


1.  Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Pulse until ingredients become blended, then puree until smooth.

Store any unused sauce in the refrigerator.

Makes 1 1/3 cups pesto

Adapted from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook (8th Ed.)

Pesto Recipe


  1. We LOVE pesto!!! Our favorite is over pasta with chicken, garlic tomatoes & broccoli ... a TASTY and easy meal. Thanks for sharing :-)

    1. I love it too! Pesto on broccoli, I'll have to try that!

  2. I absolutely adore pesto. I think one of the things I've missed most living in a condo these last 2 years is that I can't grow herbs, and that means no homemade pesto (it's just too expensive to buy the fresh leaves at the store). Luckily I'm moving as soon as I can get this condo sold and have plans to plant bushels of basil next year.

    1. Good luck on selling your condo!

      Basil is super easy to grow; you'll have bushels in no time!


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