Pesto is an Italian sauce usually consisting of basil, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese but the variations are endless. Try these pesto recipes on pasta or toast.

    163 Recipes




    Global Cuisine

    21 reviews

    A really simple pesto which is perfect when you want something quick for a party. Great for pita bread or veggies.

    Recipe by: veggigoddess

    4 reviews

    This is my version of the increasingly popular Pumpkin Risotto. Its very creamy with the feta through it and totally mooreish. I played around with it for some time before I got it to this point. My whole family love this recipe and I get cheers from my kids when I tell them we are having it for dinner. I have only rated it a medium difficulty because of the constant stirring involved. it's not a "chuck it together and leave it" type meal.

    Recipe by: JodyW

    40 reviews

    This is a cute little spin on simple mashed potatoes with the addition of a small amount of pesto, making it a quick and easy side for any main course.

    Recipe by: Denise's Simple Yummies

    468 reviews

    Aromatic and fresh basil leaves are blended with Parmesan, walnuts and cloves of fresh garlic. This pesto tastes great on pasta, with tomatoes or even as a dip.

    Recipe by: sal

    36 reviews

    This versatile and tasty pesto of sun dried tomatoes and basil can be served over pasta or in sandwiches.

    Recipe by: Shaun

    43 reviews

    A delicious vegetarian pasta sauce from tinned tomatoes and prepared pesto. Simmered with garlic and served with Parmesan cheese over a bed of fusilli pasta.

    Recipe by: LYNN DOIRON

    29 reviews

    This is a really quick and easy pizza that uses a premade pizza base. Cut into bite-size pieces for a great party nibble.

    Recipe by: ANNMINER

    5 reviews

    A tasty alternative to the traditonal basil pesto. Easy to make and delicious. Use with pasta, on toast, over meat or vegetables. Can be stored in a screw top jar for later use.

    Recipe by: MaggieC

    666 reviews

    A comforting and tasty weeknight dinner of chicken pasta with pesto, chillies and sun-dried tomatoes.

    Recipe by: Kristin

    5 reviews

    This, 'all in one dish' is so easy to prepare and cook and is colourful, tasty and good enough for any special occasion.

    Recipe by: CharlieB

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