If you've got a bumper crop of fresh basil, make this Gourmet Parmesan Italian Pesto. Toss with pasta for an easy meatless dinner option.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian, Mild Italian or Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
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Let's Make It
Place basil, cheese and garlic in food processor or blender; cover. With motor running, gradually add oil through feed tube at top of food processor, processing well after each addition. Transfer to small bowl.
Add dressing mix; stir until well blended.
Serve immediately. Or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Each 2-Tbsp. serving of this tasty sauce goes a long way on flavor.
Cook 8 oz. pasta as directed on package; drain. Toss with the prepared pesto for an easy meatless entree.
How to Store Fresh Basil
Place basil leaves between two or three layers of paper towels in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Store in cool moist area of the refrigerator. Rinse basil just before using.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
1/2 cup or 4 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.