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Gourmet Parmesan Italian Pesto

Gourmet Parmesan Italian Pesto recipe
photo by:kraft
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.
10 min
10 min
1/2 cup or 4 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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What You Need

cups  fresh basil leaves
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
cloves  garlic
cup  olive oil
env.  GOOD SEASONS Italian, Mild Italian or Zesty Italian Dressing Mix

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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