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Food processor pesto sauce in a small white bowl.

Easy Pesto Sauce

Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Basil, pesto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 218kcal
Easy Pesto Sauce really is easy. Perfect for pasta or sandwiches, or on a pizza! So packed with flavor and so easy!
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  • Food processor, or blender


  • 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


  • In a food processor (or blender) add the basil, pine nuts, and garlic and process until thoroughly chopped. Remove the lid and scrape the sides of the mixture back down into the base of the processor, or blender.
  • Place the lid back on, and with the motor running, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Turn off the motor.
  • Add the cheese and salt and pulse until just combined.
  • Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 218kcal