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8 Quick And Easy Dinners Loaded With Pesto

Keep pesto in your pantry or freezer, and great meals are just minutes away.

1. Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta | Ready in 40 minutes

Rave Review: "Killer pasta took it to a friend's BBQ, and was kinda embarrassed that it took center stage over everything she had prepared for her party. This recipe needs no adjusting, it's perfect." — J. Shelby

 

Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Photo by chibi chef

2. Pesto Zoodles | Ready in 20 minutes

Rave Review: "Perfect meal for those busy nights when you need something healthy, filling and quick." Buckwheat Queen

 

Pesto Zoodles

Photo by Molly

3. Spinach Pesto Chicken Breasts | Ready in 55 minutes

Rave Review: "This was so easy to make and very tasty too." — Brandon Granado

 

Pesto Chicken

Photo by Meredith

4. Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos | Ready in 40 minutes

Rave Review: "This was so delicious! ... Near the end, I sprinkled with the grated Italian cheeses. Mouth-watering!" — AppleKrisp

 

Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Portobellos

Photo by LilSnoo

5.  Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza - No Red Sauce! | Ready in 20 minutes

Rave Review: "This pizza is absolutely delicious! It's so easy and quick to prepare, but you feel like you're eating gourmet when you eat it." — annabarnes

 

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza - No Red Sauce!

Photo by Josephine Roeper

6. Poached Eggs Caprese | Ready in 20 minutes

Rave Review: "Loved it! This is a definite make-again!" — Cynthia Ross

 

Poached Eggs Caprese

Photo by Cynthia Ross

7. Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad | Ready in 20 minutes

Rave Review: "Super simple, yet hugely popular at my house. During a season of hot weather, I make a huge batch of this in the morning and it lasted for days, and still tastes wonderful." — PAMFENWAY

 

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Photo by Molly

8. Creamy Pesto Shrimp | Ready in 30 minutes

Rave Review: "Oh my gosh, I can NOT say enough about this recipe!! It was AWESOME and so easy!" — Jill

 

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Photo by mika707

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).