Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, salt and pine nuts; cover and process until finely chopped. Add basil and olive oil; puree until smooth. Add cheese and process just until combined. Serve with pasta or grilled meats of vegetables.
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Jun 25, 2019
This is an easy recipe and delicious. I followed the recipe, but used cashews instead of pine nuts. It worked very well. I had leftover egg noodles and warmed them in the pesto, and it was a great side dish.
Nov 19, 2014
This is SO GREAT. One of my favorite dishes ever is Noodles & Co's Pesto Cavatappi. If you use this recipe for sauce (I used 2 garlic cloves and added a fourth cup of basil), with 1 part large elbow pasta, 1 part cheese tortelini, 1 part sliced chicken, and 1 part cherry tomatoes & bella mushrooms sliced thin, IT TASTES JUST LIKE IT!!!!!!
Dec 30, 2013
Easy to make. I put it on pasta for a party & everyone loved it.
Oct 6, 2010
This is great, it only takes minutes to make and its wonderful on pasta.