“It is so easy to make your own pesto sauce!  Once you taste it, you will never buy it in a package mix or jar again! There is just no comparison! 

Pesto sauce traditionally is made with pine nuts, but I eliminate them. That is only my personal preference.

This recipe makes one and a half cups of pesto sauce, which is enough for one-half pound of pasta. 

My very favorite pasta with Pesto Sauce is angel hair so I can taste more pesto and less pasta!    

See the slideshow below for more pictures.


Pesto Sauce

Once you try this, you will never buy a pesto package mix or jar again! It is so EASY and FAST to make!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 435


  • 4 cups basil leaves
  • 6 tablespoons oil extra virgin
  • 5 tablespoons Romano cheese grated
  • 2 garlic cloves


  • Remove the stems of the basil leaves, wash the leaves and dry them on paper towels.
  • Mix the basil leaves, oil, grated Romano cheese, and garlic in a food processor until well-blended.
  • Serve over one-half pound of pasta.


This Pesto Sauce FREEZES WELL in freezer containers.
YOU can use a blender instead of a food processor.
Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2584IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg

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