recipes for: Pesto
This chicken pesto panini is the best sandwich ever! Layer homemade chicken cutlets with pesto sauce, roasted red peppers, fresh arugula, and provolone cheese between slices of thick focaccia bread. Press until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is warm throughout. A great make-ahead lunch that is full of flavor!
What to do when you've made a big double or triple batch of your favorite pesto (arugula and ramp are our go to's!) and are looking for ways to use the leftovers?! These are our top 5 pesto recipes that we make again and again! Read on for more suggestions on how to use leftover pesto.
If you can get your hands on fresh wild ramps, homemade ramp pesto is an absolute must! It's got a vibrant garlic and spring onion flavor that pairs well with Pecorino Romano cheese and nutty walnuts. Add basil and lemon for freshness (and to cut back on the garlic flavor). Mix into pasta or serve with your favorite grilled proteins and roasted vegetables. Freezer-friendly!
Creamy, cheesy breakfast polenta with pesto is savory brunch goals! Cook yellow grits until creamy, then mix in plenty of parmesan cheese. Top with jammy soft boiled eggs for a hearty, satisfying breakfast. All components can be made ahead and reheated before serving, making this an easy, flavorful brunch option whether entertaining or staying in with the family. Tastes like summer!
Creamy, cheesy, and tastes like summer! Chicken pesto pasta is a staple in our kitchen. Roasted cherry or grape tomatoes get tossed with pesto sauce, mascarpone, rotisserie chicken, and bocconcini (little mozzarella balls!) for a quick weeknight pasta dish that is packed with flavor!
Give homemade pizza the star treatment by adding copious amounts of arugula pesto, fresh balls of creamy burrata cheese, sweet garlic confit, and toasted pine nuts. Burrata pizza is so delicious, bet you can't stop after one slice!
Homemade arugula pesto is our go to summer condiment! Classic pesto gets an upgrade with the addition of peppery arugula. This creamy, garlicky sauce comes together in minutes in a food processor, and can be used endlessly on sandwiches, mixed with pasta, or used as a dipping sauce. A great condiment to brighten any dish, all summer long!
This braided pesto bread tastes like summer! It's made with an easy homemade pesto, and I pinky promise it's easier to braid this loaf than you'd think!