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Homemade Pesto Sauce

Learn how to make your own pesto sauce!  It's so much better fresh!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, pesto, pine nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Maryann @ Domestically Speaking


  • 1 cup basil leaves you could also do 1/2 c. basil and 1/2 c. spinach
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup olive oil


  1. Add your washed basil leaves to the food processor.
  2. Add the garlic (minced) and pine nuts to the basil leaves.
  3. Pulse 10 times.
  4. Add the grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Add about half of the olive oil.
  6. Pulse about 10 times.
  7. Add the remaining olive oil and let the food processor go for about 10 seconds or until you reach your desired consistency.