Pesto can be used on everything from sandwiches to pizza to grilled chicken. But its most popular use is tossed with pasta!
Instead of simply tossing pasta with pesto, in this recipe I made a creamy, cheesy pesto sauce. It’s rich, creamy and decadent! It can be served as a side dish with an entree like Italian Meatloaf or Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan.
It can also be served as a main dish. If you want a more complete meal, add a protein like grilled chicken or steak to this delicious Pesto Pasta!
The fun thing about pesto is that you can easily make it your own based on what greens you have in your fridge or what dish you want to pair it with.
You can also mix up what kind of nuts you use! While pine nuts are the traditional nut used in basil pesto, I used walnuts instead. They’re much less expensive and still work wonderfully in this pesto recipe!
Basil pesto can be added to pizza, tossed with pasta or used as a marinade for chicken or a sauce to top fish. It’s super versatile and so delicious!