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Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

Homemade Pesto

This homemade basil pesto is made with five simple ingredients. Pesto sauce is quick and easy to make and is very versatile. Pesto can be used on my Pasta with Homemade Pesto Cream Sauce, Grilled Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Sandwiches, Caprese Burgers, or added to these Meatball Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. Grab a handful of fresh basil and lets get started!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people



  • 3/4 c fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbs pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 c extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if needed


  • In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and salt & pepper. Pulse/blend a couple of times
  • Add extra-virgin olive oil and pulse/blend again until you've reached the desired consistency
Keyword pesto, basil, pasta
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