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Gourmet Parmesan Italian Pesto

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1/2 cup or 4 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

If you've got a bumper crop of fresh basil, make this Gourmet Parmesan Italian Pesto. Toss with pasta for an easy meatless dinner option.

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  • Place basil, cheese and garlic in food processor or blender; cover. With motor running, gradually add oil through feed tube at top of food processor, processing well after each addition. Transfer to small bowl.
  • Add dressing mix; stir until well blended.
  • Serve immediately. Or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

Each 2-Tbsp. serving of this tasty sauce goes a long way on flavor.

Serving Suggestion

Cook 8 oz. pasta as directed on package; drain. Toss with the prepared pesto for an easy meatless entree.

How to Store Fresh Basil

Place basil leaves between two or three layers of paper towels in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Store in cool moist area of the refrigerator. Rinse basil just before using.


  • 1/2 cup or 4 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1/2 cup or 4 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Calories 270
Total fat 28g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 720mg
Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this with another recipe on here and it was delicious! I used this with another recipe on here and it was delicious!
Date published: 2006-09-18
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