10 Creative Ways To Use A Jar Of Pesto

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Are you looking for creative, delicious ways to use more basil pesto? Pesto is more than a spread or pasta sauce, although these great ideas, too. But let’s expand our pesto horizons and try these delicious recipes to use up that extra jar of basil pesto in the pantry.

1. Orzo Salad With Pesto

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with orzo pasta with pesto sacue.
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This orzo pasta salad with pesto is perfect for a potluck or get-together. You can serve it as a main course or as a side dish. Regardless, you’ll love making it again and again.

2. Pesto Pita Pizza

A pita sits on a small round cutting board covered in pesto sauce, fresh tomato slices and melted cheese.
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This pesto pita pizza recipe is fast, easy, and delicious with pesto and tomatoes. Pizza and pesto lovers will delight in this wonderfully made dish you can feel good about eating.

3. Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups with a side of marinara for dipping on a white plate.
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These grilled cheese roll-ups make a delicious snack or easy meal for busy weeknights. Using pesto adds a delicious spin to a traditional grilled cheese sandwich. You’ll never make your grilled cheese any other way again.

4. Pesto Broccoli Casserole

A white plate holding a serving of Pesto Pasta Bake.
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Make this Pesto Broccoli Casserole for dinner tonight and impress your whole family. It’s a comfort food meal you’ll love that you can quickly assemble and bake.

5. Shrimp Zucchini Pasta With Avocado Pesto Alfredo

Shrimp Zucchini Pasta With Avocado Pesto Alfredo in a white bowl.
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This shrimp zucchini pasta with avocado pesto alfredo is delicious and low-carb. If you haven’t tried zucchini noodles yet, now is the time to start. It’s a light and filling meal packed with great nutrients.

4. Spinach Salad With Pesto Dressing

Spinach salad with pesto dressing and halved cherry tomatoes on a white plate.
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Savor the flavor of pesto while getting a good dose of veggies in this Spinach Salad with Pesto Dressing. It’s a beautiful salad filled with Italian flavors.

5. Pesto Quiche With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

A closeup of a bit of pesto quiche on a fork, laying on a plate.
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One bite of this Pesto Quiche With Sun Dried Tomatoes, and you’ll understand how awesome quiche can really be. This recipe is a healthy version you’ll feel good about eating.

6. Pesto Turkey Sandwich

A pesto turkey sandwich on a cutting board.
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This delicious pesto turkey sandwich is a fabulous way to enjoy leftover turkey, whether or not it’s the holiday season.

9. Baked Pesto Chicken

Two pesto chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet.
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This baked pesto chicken is not only super fast and easy to make, but it’s also delicious. Pesto and chicken is a combination that more people should try. It’s divine, and you won’t believe how quick and simple it is to make.

10. Pesto Avocado Toast

Two finished slices of Pesto Avocado Toast laying on a cutting board.
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Avocado pesto toast is a dream breakfast. If you like your mornings slow, this breakfast recipe is an excellent way to make a nourishing meal to start your day the slow way.

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Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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