Easy 5-Minute Pesto & 15 Genius Ways To Use It

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Quick and easy, creamy pesto you can whip up in 5 minutes or less. PLUS 15 genius ways to use it! 

5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb

You guys. I have a problem. A pesto problem. And it’s a beautiful thing to have a pesto problem.

The thing is, I kind of really really love pesto, and lately I’ve wanted to just eat it by the spoonful. I’ve made my own pesto several times before but I’ve finally perfected my go-to 5-minute pesto that meets all of my requirements:

1) incredibly easy

2) FAST

3) doesn’t make too much

4) easily doubled for a big batch!

5) FREAKING CRAZY DELICIOUS

5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb

5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb

You really won’t believe how awesome this pesto is. But once you try it, you will be a believer – guaranteed. And just because I love you so much (I do, I really do) I’ve put together this little list (I love lists!!) of 15+ GENIUS ways to use your new perfect homemade pesto. Check em out…

Pesto Chicken Pizza

5

Shrimp & Veggie Orzo with Pesto Vinaigrette

3

Pesto Chicken Sandwich

2

Creamy Pesto Chicken Penne Pasta

6

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

1

Pesto Salmon

7

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Rolls

8

Caprese Mac n’ Cheese

9

Caprese Pasta Salad

10

Parmesan Pesto Chicken

11

Pesto Chicken Lasagna Stuffed Squash

13

Roasted Garlic & Pesto Chicken Flatbread

12

Pesto Fries

14

Pesto Potato Soup

15

Garlic Pesto Turkey Burgers

4

Is your mouth watering yet?? Mine is!! I literally have this jar of pesto sitting in my fridge right this second and it is calling to me.

“eeeeeat meeeeeeee………”

Creepy? Maybe. Do I care? Not a bit.

5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb

5-Minute Pesto Recipe & 15 Ways To Use It | Creme de la Crumb

Easy 5-Minute Pesto {Plus 15 GENIUS ways to use it!}

Quick and easy creamy pesto you can whip up in 5 minutes or less!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Diamond of California Pine Nuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and store chilled.

Notes

Yields about 1 cup of pesto.
If you want to be conservative on the salt, start with 1/4 teaspoon. Taste and add more as desired.
Additional lemon juice can be added for a more "lemony" flavored pesto - so good!
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A huge thank you to Diamond of California Nuts for sponsored this amazing pesto recipe! 

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5 stars
I questioned making this iNa short 5 minutes. I had a large bunch of baSil growing on my kichen window. Whay To do with it?? I had walnuts. I did use too much salt. The parm has lot of salt. Ive never made this before. Absolutely delicious.

5 stars
I have made this pest so many times and it is so tasty every time! I have put in on pizza, in sandwiches and on chicken. It is an amazing recipe!

    Yesss! SO thrilled to hear that. Thanks for your feedback, Chrissy!

5 stars
Wonderful

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