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🌿 Fresh Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe 🌿

Looking for a fresh homemade pesto sauce recipe? Check out our step-by-step guide to making the best pesto sauce at home. Store it in the fridge or freeze for later!

Fresh Homemade Pesto Sauce

You will need:

  • fresh basil leaves2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • grated Parmesan cheese1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pine nuts1/3 cup pine nuts
  • minced garlic3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and black pepperSalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Start by placing the basil leaves and pine nuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a several times.
  2. Add the garlic and Parmesan cheese to the food processor and pulse several more times.
  3. While the food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady small stream.
  4. Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


Store the pesto in the refrigerator with a thin film of olive oil on top, or freeze for longer storage.

Unleash the true potential of your culinary skills with our fresh homemade pesto sauce recipe. This versatile sauce, packed with vibrant basil, rich Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts, is a game-changer in the kitchen. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this recipe is a must-try.

Imagine the burst of flavors as you bite into a pasta dish coated in this homemade pesto. The freshness of basil, the creaminess of Parmesan, the crunch of pine nuts, and the piquancy of garlic, all brought together with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. It's like a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing.

But why stop at pasta? This pesto sauce is a perfect match for a variety of dishes. Try it with our gnocchi recipes for a truly Italian experience. Or if you're a fan of vegan cuisine, this pesto works wonders in vegan pasta dishes too.

The Art of Homemade Sauce

There's something truly satisfying about making your own sauce. It's not just about the end product but also the process. The act of combining simple ingredients to create something extraordinary is a form of art. And our pesto sauce recipe lets you be the artist. If you're interested in exploring more homemade sauces, check out our collection of sauce recipes.

Wondering how this homemade pesto stacks up against store-bought ones? We've got you covered. Take a look at our comparison between homemade and Barilla pesto.

So, why wait? Get your food processor ready, gather your ingredients, and let's make some pesto!