• Servings 2 cups
  • Prep 10 min
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Classic Italian Pesto


  • 4 cups fresh basil, packed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • small bunch of Italian parsley (about 10 sprigs)
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
This recipe is for authentic Italian pesto. This sauce can be prepared in bulk and it freezes really well. Makes 4 cups. Recipe may be doubled or tripled.


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Serve over pasta or use as a dip.

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