Italian Pesto Sauce

Italian Pesto Sauce

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Try this Italian Pesto Sauce recipe, or contribute your own. "Cheese" and "Sauces" are two of the tags cooks chose for Italian Pesto Sauce.

"Looks like the salt has been corrected to 1 teaspoon ( tho I used about 1/2 that). Otherwise, I made it as listed here and it turned out great. It does thicken in the fridge (if u have leftovers), so I had to remind my family that a little goes a long way once it's warmed on pasta. "

- Thekidsmom1224

Top-ranked recipe named "Italian Pesto Sauce"

4.5 avg, 18 review(s) 94% would make again

Ingredients

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3 Garlic
3 tb Romano pecorino cheese; OR
Parmesan cheese
3/4 c olive oil
1/4 c Pine nuts
1/2 c Parmesan cheese; Freshly grated
3 c fresh basil; Loosely packed
1 ts Salt

Original recipe makes 1

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Preparation

Put basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic and salt into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour sauce into small bowl. Add Parmesan cheese and Romano pecorino cheese or extra Parmesan cheese. Mix to blend. Taste and adjust for seasoning. If you plan to freeze the sauce, add the cheese after the sauce has thawed.

Pesto sauce photo by yusleidy yusleidy

Delicious! photo by BetsyWhitfield BetsyWhitfield

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dtbh4t 9 months ago
Delicious! That's what my husband and 3 year old said :)
Ximemendez 1 year ago
I think this recipe would be outstanding if you would omit the salt entirely, as it can be added to taste after the fact. This is especially true if you are using a good quality cheese, as it tends to 'salt up' a recipe.
Llewellynwest 1 year ago
Looks like the salt has been corrected to 1 teaspoon ( tho I used about 1/2 that). Otherwise, I made it as listed here and it turned out great. It does thicken in the fridge (if u have leftovers), so I had to remind my family that a little goes a long way once it's warmed on pasta.
Thekidsmom1224 1 year ago
matodelgado 1 year ago
Used 1/2 the salt, slivered almonds instead of pine nuts & a dash of lemon. Perfect!
Smadam 1 year ago
Easy.....
coleenmoore 1 year ago
Se puede sustituír el Parmesano por pecorino. Importante: los ajos deben picarse primero en el procesador.
Hmejia 1 year ago
I love it! I toast my pine nuts first.
ene521 2 years ago
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