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Basil-Parmesan Pesto

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5 servings, about 1/4 cup each

Nutty, Parmesan-cheesy and delicious, this homemade pesto is a terrific way to use fresh basil. Toast up some pine nuts and try it tonight.

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Make It

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  • Process ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.

Serving Suggestion

For a quick and flavorful pasta dish, cook 1/2 lb. angel hair pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain. Toss with 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes and 1 cup CLASSICO Basil Pesto Pasta Sauce.

How to Store

Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Or, freeze in ice cube trays until firm, then pop out and store in resealable plastic bags until ready to use.

Special Extra

Chop additional fresh basil leaves; use to garnish filled bowl of pesto. Or, garnish with additional toasted pine nuts.


  • 5 servings, about 1/4 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 servings, about 1/4 cup each
Calories 300
Total fat 28g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 530mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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