Creamy Basil Pesto Recipe: Celebrity Chef Gale Gand's Easy Pesto Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient by Gale Gand

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8 days ago
Creamy Basil Pesto Recipe: Celebrity Chef Gale Gand's Easy Pesto Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient

Got a double batch of pesto made with my daughter Ella’s help. Here's the recipe I used from my long-time friend, Hans Koch. Share with your neighbors!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups packed basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts (I toast them in a sauté pan)
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts (same as pine nuts)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese

Here's how to make it: 

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until well combined, scraping the bowl down a couple times.

Portion into small containers and freeze until needed.

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Donna John
Was making pesto tonight because I am overloaded with basil, and was just going to use the recipe I always do. Not! Going to try this one. Actually have walnuts I need to use up. Gale Gand
Julie Rose
How delicious! 😋
Tribe
I'm growing basil. Making this recipe soon, wow!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, yum! I can't wait to try your recipe, Gale Gand ! Thank you for sharing.
Donna John
I made this, and love the addition of butter. It added such a richness. Gale Gand Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, Donna John ! So impressive. I want to make this soon. Thanks for sharing! Gale Gand you are so amazing!

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