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Homemade Pesto Sauce

Homemade pesto is full of flavor and made with five simple ingredients. Make this recipe today for a delicious sauce in just two easy steps!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Pesto Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 251kcal
Author Jen


  • 1 cup fresh Basil Leaves
  • 4 tsp minced Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil


  • Add all ingredients to food processor and run until mixture is emulsified (about 10 minutes).
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg