10 Creamy Pesto Recipes Your Family Will Love

Food & Recipes, Sampling Fun | September 28, 2021

Imported from Parma, Italy, Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is convenient and full of flavor, made with a smooth blend of fragrant Italian basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The versatility of this delicious pesto means recipe options are endless, from pasta to sandwiches, as an appetizer, or as the star of your dinner dish. 

Our Blog Ambassadors were recently given the opportunity to try Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto. See what tasty pesto recipes they came up with below. 

Appetizers and Snacks

Grecian Cucumber Pesto Bites

From This Ole Mom, featuring sliced cucumbers, pesto, kalamata olives, and red onions. Get the recipe here.

Pesto as a Salad Dressing

From The Sensible Mom, featuring a mix of your favorite salad vegetables mixed with pesto. Get the recipe here.

Creamy Pesto Flatbread

From Bored Mom, featuring homemade flatbread, pesto, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. Get the recipe here.

Flavorful Pastas

Pesto Chickpea Pasta 

From The Stuff of Success, featuring Barilla Chickpea pasta, pesto, yellow cherry tomatoes, and vegan feta cheese.  Get the recipe here.

Pasta with Genovese Pesto and Shrimp

From What’s Up Dearie, featuring shrimp, your choice of pasta, pesto, and parmesan. Get the recipe here.

Cold Pesto Pasta Salad

From Fun Learning Life, featuring pasta, pesto, carrots, romaine, and parmesan. Get the recipe here.

Chicken Spaghetti Pesto Bake

From Life With Kathy, featuring spaghetti, pesto, chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Get the recipe here.

Toasts and Sandwiches

Creamy Pesto Toast

From Soccer Mom Life, featuring bread, herbed butter, bacon or prosciutto, pesto, and a balsamic glaze. Get the recipe here.

Tomato Pesto Tart with Burrata

From Tiaras and Tantrums, featuring tomatoes, puff pastry, pesto, burrata, and fresh basil. Get the recipe here.

Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich

From A Nation of Moms, featuring sourdough, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and tomato. Get the recipe here.

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