Pesto Recipes

Corkscrew Pasta with Sicilian Pesto (Busiate alla Siciliana)

Corkscrew Pasta with Sicilian Pesto (Busiate alla Siciliana)

This flavorful pesto from Sicily is traditionally served with homemade busiate, a spiral-shaped pasta; you can substitute dried fusilli in a pinch.Todd Coleman
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oregano-Hazelnut Pesto

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oregano-Hazelnut Pesto

Basil and oregano add herbal brightness to butternut squash, browned butter, and hazelnuts in a sweet-savory pasta dish.Todd Coleman
Crispy Calamari with Pesto Mayonnaise

Crispy Calamari with Pesto Mayonnaise

Chef Jim Leiken of DBGB in New York City serves pesto-spiked mayonnaise as a dipping sauce for fried calamari, cauliflower, and chickpeas.Todd Coleman
Gnocchi al Pesto

Gnocchi al Pesto

Tender gnocchi tossed with a classic pesto genovese is a popular first course in Liguria.Penny De Los Santos

Pesto Focaccia

This version of Liguria's famed focaccia comes to us from Biagia Settepani, chef and co-owner of Pasticceria Bruno in New York City. See the recipe for Pesto Focaccia »Todd Coleman
Pesto-Rubbed Chicken with Panzanella

Pesto-Rubbed Chicken with Panzanella

Pesto genovese adds herbal brightness to this grilled chicken served over a toasted bread salad, but any flavor pesto will work.Todd Coleman

Soupe au Pistou (Provençal Vegetable Soup with Pistou)

Pistou, the Provençal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable soup just before serving. See the recipe for Soupe au Pistou »Todd Coleman

Pesto Panna Cotta

This inventive dish from Marco Porceddu at Asellina in New York City reinterprets the classic sauce into a sweet dessert. See the recipe for Pesto Panna Cotta » [Back to Glorious Pesto »Todd Coleman