Pesto Recipes

Mangia Famiglia’s pesto is made with only the best ingredients…fresh basil, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Mangia Famiglia’s own Special Blend of grated cheese!

The following recipes are perfect with Mangia Famiglia Pesto!

Pasta with Pesto

Mangia Famiglia Pesto (may not need a full container ~ depends on how much you like on the pasta)
1lb Pasta (any type works well with pesto)
Mangia Famiglia Special Blend Grate Cheese (for topping)

 Cook pasta according to box instructions.  Heat pesto in a large skillet until warm…doesn’t need to cook.
Add some of the pasta water to the skillet and then add the pasta to coat with the pesto.  Serve immediately and top with grated cheese.
(You can also add chicken by cooking cut chicken breast in the skillet first)

Pesto Bruschetta

Slice baguette about ¼ inch slices, brush with olive oil, broil until golden brown, spread pesto on slices.  Top with tomato and mozzarella, fresh basil.

Other options to use with the pesto…
Chopped tomato and crumbled goat cheese, feta, or gorgonzola
Sliced mozzarella drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Grilled shrimp and sprinkle hot pepper flakes (optional)
Prosciutto and shaved parmesan

Pesto Cheese Appetizer

Large use a 9 x 13 baking dish, small use a glass pie plate.   Spread a pack of cream cheese (2 for large) on bottom of plate, spoon a layer of pesto on top, layer of chopped tomatoes on pesto, then handful of shredded mozzarella for top layer.  Microwave for about a minute until hot.  Serve with crackers

Pesto Pasta Salad

1 container (10.5 oz) Mangia Famiglia Pesto
1 lb Pasta (fusilli, farfalle, small rigatoni…all works well)
12 oz cherry tomatoes (halved)
12 oz container of fresh mozzarella balls (halved)
1 cup kalamata or black olives (pitted and halved)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)

Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Mix with all other ingredients.

Other great ideas to use with Mangia Famiglia Pesto:

  • Italian Grilled Cheese Pesto. Add pesto and tomato to your grilled cheese sandwich. How about use provolone and prosciutto too!
  • BLT Pesto Sandwich. Mix a little mayo with some pesto and spread it on your toasted bread for an awesome BLT!
  • Grilled Chicken Pesto. Top your grilled chicken breast with pesto, tomato and provolone cheese! Can even make this into a panni!
  • Pesto skirt steak. Brush your grilled steak with pesto!