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Basil Pesto Recipe

5 Min(s)
5 Min(s) Prep
Discover a great way to use fresh basil and Parmesan with this Basil Pesto Recipe! Toast up some pine nuts and try this Basil Pesto Recipe tonight.
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5 servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings
6 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2/3 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
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Let's Make It
1
Process ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
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.
Tip 2
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.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Chop additional fresh basil leaves; use to garnish filled bowl of pesto. Or, garnish with additional toasted pine nuts.
Nutrition
Calories
300
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
36%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 530mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
3%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 9g
18%
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
25%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
5 servings, about 1/4 cup each
* 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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