Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Pesto sauce is great, but it usually has olive oil, not chicken broth. This recipe substitutes with chicken broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine stock and garlic and heat in the microwave on high for 5 minutes (or heat on the stove). Allow to cool.
  2. Chop basil in food processor. Add cooled stock, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Whirl until everything is finely chopped and blended.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta of your choice. Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. Use as a topping for fish, chicken or potatoes also. Makes 4 servings.
Most Helpful

When I made this recipe up, I was not too sure about was very broth-y, BUT when I let it "set up" it was JUST RIGHT !
I used it in an Antipasto-Style Penne recipe last night and I could not have been more pleased !
Thank you for sharing this one ! I know I will use it over and over and over !

5 5

Used this recipe to make Shrimp Pesto Pasta. It is such a good low fat alternative to traditional pesto sauce. Lots of flavor without all of the oil. I agree with the other reviewers to add a little less broth so it will be thicker. Next time we're trying it on pizza.

5 5

I roasted the garlic and toasted the pine nuts. I also used less broth- just added it in until I was happy with the consistency. My whole family loved this over cauliflower and requested it again tonight.