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Pesto Sauce Freezer Recipe

I love pesto sauce, but it can be annoying to make in the small quantities needed for a pasta dish or topping. So make it ahead and then freeze it in the portions that suit your needs.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

On serving day

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • In food processor or blender, combine basil, parsley and garlic and run until chopped (about 15 seconds). Then add remaining ingredients, blending until smooth.
  • Pour pesto sauce into freezer container or freezer bag and freeze. You can choose your portion size or freeze them in

On serving day

  • Thaw pesto sauce, add Parmesan cheese, and serve. Can be heated if preferred. Serve over pasta.