Hasselback chicken tray bake

Best ever recipes using pesto

14 quick and easy recipes using pesto for the ultimate flavour boost. Keep things classic with our super simple Pasta alla genovese, or mix it up and try making your own broccoli pesto. If you're looking for healthier meal ideas, pesto is perfect paired with courgetti for a low cal option that doesn't compromise on taste!

Chicken and red pesto melts 

With only 20 minutes until melty cheesy goodness, this comforting but low calorie recipe is a great idea for a satisfyingly quick and easy mid-week meal for two, with the red pesto adding a burst of flavour


Rigatoni with broccoli pesto

This recipe for rigatoni with broccoli pesto is a great twist on a classic pesto and the perfect way to use up broccoli. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for midweek. It’s a great way to get the kids eating their greens too! Check out our other family friendly recipes


Pesto steak with balsamic tomatoes 

Ditch the jar and make your own fresh-as-can-be pesto for this low calorie, gluten free main for one. This sizzling sirloin steak and tangy tomato dish is quick and easy and takes just 20 minutes to whip up


Courgetti with sundries tomato, pesto and mozzarella pearls

At only £1.93 per serving, try our super easy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with sundried tomatoes, garlic, fresh pesto, mozzarella pearls and courgette spaghetti

Spiralizer Recipes - courgetti

Baked sweet potatoes with pine nuts, tahini and pesto

Combining all of our favourite flavours, these baked sweet potatoes with pine nuts, tahini and pesto are easy to make, vegetarian and gluten free, making them perfect for a midweek meal. Can’t get enough sweet potato? Find more simple sweet potato recipes here


Spinach, ricotta and pesto lasagne

Keep a jar of pesto in the cupboard f0r this creamy veggie lasagne with crunchy pine nuts, perfect for feeding the family. It’s a great meat free alternative that’s so delicious, you won’t miss the beef!


Ciabatta stuffed with garlic, mushrooms and taleggio

What did we do to deserve such an epic sandwich? Garlicy mushrooms, Taleggio cheese and roasted red peppers make for a delicious filling, with fresh green pesto adding the perfect flavour finish. Find more delicious cheesy recipes here

Garlic mushroom ciabatta

Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes 

Who needs pasta when you can have spiralled courgette? Try our healthy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with the delicious combination of baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles


Hasselback chicken tray bake

This super simple and speedy hasselback chicken tray bake with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto makes a delicious tray-bake that’s easily doubled or halved

Hasselback chicken tray bake

Sicilian aubergine pizzas

Pesto adds a burst of flavour to these Sicilian aubergine pizzas, which use crème fraîche instead of a tomato base, charred aubergines and sultanas, with rocket and pine nuts for a bit of extra crunch


Pasta alla genovese

Pasta alla genovese is a classic Italian pasta dish using just 4 simple ingredients. Rich in flavour thanks to the pesto and ready in only 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek. Looking for more quick pasta ideas? Have a look at our best ever pasta recipes all on the table in under 30 minutes


Tagliatelle with parsley and hazelnut pesto

Perk up pasta and make your own hazelnut pesto with this surprisingly simple recipe that’s perfect for meat-free Monday


Grilled portobellos with ricotta, pesto and rocket

This recipe for grilled portobellos with ricotta, pesto and rocket ticks all the boxes: it’s ready in 20 minutes, vegetarian and under 300 calories. Plus, it’s packed with flavour thanks to the pesto, and the creamy ricotta makes it feel indulgent