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Pesto Beyond Pasta

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A little pesto goes a long way. We’re not just talking about pasta night either.

More than just an herbaceous sauce for linguine, pesto is one of Italy’s most prized culinary creations and with good reason! Pesto is a fresh and flavorful ingredient—not to mention versatile. This gloriously green basil sauce can brighten up everything from pizza and focaccia bread to soups and salads. Often it takes just a few spoonfuls of pesto to add a new layer of incredible flavor to your everyday recipes… so what are you waiting for?

Check out some of our favorite non-traditional pesto recipes.

Roasted Broccoli & Potato Breakfast Burritos with Pesto & Cheese

Your favorite green sauce takes on breakfast in these loaded vegetarian burritos. We promise you’ll want to get out of bed for these.

Caprese and Strawberry Orzo Bowl

So fresh and so green! Starring fresh strawberries, tomatoes and mozzarella, this easy orzo recipe gives caprese a whole new look.

Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Pesto is an instant upgrade for practically anything grilled. These shrimp skewers are an easy and impressive entrée.

Tomato, Avocado and Pesto Toasts

Let’s have a toast to… this out-of-this-world toast recipe. We load it up with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, chili peppers and herbaceous basil pesto.

Gnocchi and Pesto Baked Eggs

We introduce the loaded Italian breakfast bake of your dreams! Starring the famous potato gnocchi along with eggs, cheese, tomatoes and that sweet basil pesto, this recipe is sure to wow your brunch buddies.

Italian Pesto Tortellini Dip

This unique dip recipe features a killer combination of cream cheese, herbaceous pesto and your favorite bold and briny olives and antipasti.

Olive, Tomato and Pesto Grain Bowl

A healthy way to love on your favorite green sauce, this grain bowl will have you coming back for seconds.

Pesto Pinwheels

Create impressive apps with puff pastry, pesto, prosciutto and cheeses. This recipe is perfect for brunch bites, cocktail hours and holiday parties.

One Pan Chicken with Pesto Sauce

Our Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Simply Pesto® is the perfect ready-to-use ingredient. Try it out in this dreamy sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce..

Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Fritters

Pesto is the life of the party in this fritter recipe. It’s a great way to use up those garden zucchini and create a from-scratch Mediterranean-inspired masterpiece.

Garlicky Pesto Pork Chops

Add a new dimension to baked pork chops with pesto. Wait until your dinner guests get a load of this stunning recipe.

Grilled Artichoke, Olive and Pesto Flatbread

Pesto makes an appearance in this loaded flatbread recipe. Olives, artichokes, fresh mozzarella… it doesn’t get much better than this.

Pesto Dressing

This easy pesto dressing recipes is made with just 3 ingredients. Use it as a marinade for chicken or fish or toss it with fresh greens for a garden salad.

Lemon Asiago Chicken

No more snooze-worthy chicken dinner when you’ve got this recipe on-hand. We brighten up these tasty Asiago-breaded chicken breasts with fresh cherry tomatoes, lemon slices and a generous drizzle of basil pesto.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

You’ve had red and you’ve had white, but what about a green pizza? This chicken pizza gets its kicks from herbaceous pesto and melty fresh mozzarella—a winning combination.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!