Recipes using pesto

Drizzle it, spread it, pour it or use it as a dip, pesto has so much more to offer than merely acting as a sauce for pasta. We love it in breads, as a seasoning for fish or meat or in traybakes. It’s also a winner on top of soups. Explore our best recipes using pesto below.

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Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Sausage pasta recipes

Sausage, courgette and watercress pesto pasta

Peppery summer watercress is a brilliant partner for silky, soft courgettes in this easy sausage pasta dish. The vibrant lemony...

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Camembert and roasted grape picnic loaf

Picnic recipes

Camembert and roasted grape picnic loaf

Hollow out a round sourdough to make this easy but impressive picnic loaf. Fill with gooey camembert, ham, roasted grapes,...

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Red pepper pesto pasta

15-minute meal recipes

Red pepper pesto pasta

Our punchy homemade pesto with hazelnuts and red pepper tastes so much better than pesto from a jar. Toss with...

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Pesto eggs with sourdough, avocado and bacon

Recipes using pesto

Pesto eggs with sourdough, avocado and bacon

Looking for a solo lunch that’s ready in 15 mins? Inspired by TikTok’s pesto eggs, we created this beauty: pesto...

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Pesto, prosciutto and artichoke tart

Filo pastry recipes

Pesto, prosciutto and artichoke tart

A few spare spoonfuls of leftover pesto will pep up any weeknight meal, including this smart tart. It’s made with filo...

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Cheese, bacon and pesto puffs

Puff pastry recipes

Cheese, bacon and pesto puffs

The easiest ever 5-ingredient cheese, bacon and pesto puffs! They’re light and flaky and you can knock them up in...

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Tuscan bean soup

Italian vegetarian recipes

Tuscan bean soup

This hearty vegetarian soup recipe makes enough for two batches. Save some and freeze ahead for next time.

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Summer chicken tray bake

One-pot chicken recipes

Summer chicken tray bake

A quick, nutritious midweek dinner recipe packed full of Mediterranean flavours. We used chicken thighs and dollops of pesto for...

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Mozzarella and pesto toasties

Toastie recipes

Mozzarella and pesto toasties

The ultimate toasted sandwich, oozing with mozzarella and pesto and topped with crispy shards of parma ham. It’s a proper...

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Pesto trofie pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Pesto trofie pasta

There’s something so eye-catching about trofie pasta! Treat yourself to a bowl of our pesto trofie pasta which is packed...

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Wild mushroom bruschetta with feta and pesto

Quick vegetarian recipes

Wild mushroom bruschetta with feta and pesto

Crusty sourdough slices are topped with buttery fried mushrooms, homemade hazelnut pesto, a crumbling of feta a sprig of fresh...

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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

Pizza recipes

Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

A fresh and light vegetarian pizza topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata and herby pesto; this recipe makes a...

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Theo Randall’s focaccia with pesto and vine tomatoes

Focaccia recipes

Theo Randall’s focaccia with pesto and vine tomatoes

This fluffy focaccia recipe, made with vine tomatoes and fresh pesto, is a staple in Theo’s restaurant at the InterContinental...

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Butternut squash stuffed with pesto rice

Favourite vegetarian recipes

Butternut squash stuffed with pesto rice

An impressive vegetarian main that sees sweet and caramelised butternut squash stuffed with uber cheesy pesto rice and then scattered...

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Tray-baked chicken with parsley, pesto and sourdough croutons

December seasonal recipes

Tray-baked chicken with parsley, pesto and sourdough croutons

If you’re looking for an easy dinner that everyone will love, look no further than our tray-baked chicken with parsley,...

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Baked salmon gnocchi

Gnocchi recipes

Baked salmon gnocchi

Everyone loves a one-pan dish and you can’t go wrong with this creamy gnocchi topped with salmon fillets. It’s an...

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