Easy Pesto Sauce

Easy Pesto Sauce really is easy.  And this recipe is the classic version.   You can whip this up in no time at all.  Double, or triple the recipe and freeze a batch or two (for up to 3 months!).  I sometimes like to blanch my basil before pureeing with the other ingredients, but this method is so easy…and honestly…really, really delicious.  115% Loon Approved!

It starts with basic, fresh ingredients...in your food processor!

Easy Pesto Sauce

Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pesto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
Easy Pesto Sauce really is easy. Perfect for pasta or sandwiches, or on a pizza! So packed with flavor and so easy!


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1.75 oz pine nuts about 3 tbsp
  • 1 tsp garlic minced (about 2 to 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup quality olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a food processor, add the basil, pine nuts, and garlic and process until thoroughly chopped.
  2. With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Turn off the food processor.
  3. Add the cheese and salt and pulse the processor just until combined.
  4. Keeps in air-tight container in the fridge for 3 days, and freezes for up to 3 months).


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