Quick & Simple Pesto (Classic Pesto Recipe) Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by BlondieItaliana

This is a pretty easy recipe for a classic pesto sauce. It can be served with pasta for "Pasta & Pesto" or spread on toasted Italian bread or on sandwiches and salads... You can blend it into bread or muffin mix. You can make Pesto Pizza. You can even add heavy cream if you desire a "creamy pesto sauce". The key is to use only FRESH BASIL. Note: Pine nuts are AKA Pignoli Nuts

Top Review by babytoothdoc

I made this tonight with grilled chicken breasts and cavatappi pasta. Wow--delicious and fresh! I have already shared it with my best friend---I added a very little lemon juice and black pepper to suit out tastes. It was outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor & cover.
  2. Blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.

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