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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

The Genoan’s made the world’s first pesto, crushed from fresh basil, olive oil and garlic. Enjoy the same traditional recipe at home with Classico® Basil Pesto.

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Basil, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Romano Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Olive Oil, Spice, Salt, Lactic Acid, Torula Yeast, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors (Soy). Contains Soybeans, Milk.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (62g)
Servings per Container about 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 210
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol <5mg 2%
Sodium 580mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 2g  
Protein 3g  
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Product Reviews

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Posted 2 days ago, on 10/29/2014 by Lilia G.
I love this pesto sauce, it's heavenly. I especially like tossing it with whole wheat spaghetti. This sauce has a lot of flavor and you can't beat the price. I'm a big fan!

Best Money Can Buy
Posted on 9/15/2014 by Olivia
I've tried a lot of store bought pesto. This Classico brand is by far the best! Other brands are boring, bland and too much olive oil but Classico Pesto packs a punch! So many flavors! It just taste RIGHT. One negative thing about this pesto is that sometimes there are stems in the pesto. :-( But that con is nothing compared to the competition! Thank you, Classico!

Not great, but inexpensive and servicable
Posted on 8/18/2014 by Andrew
As a basil pesto without anything added to it, it's pretty bland. I usually add a bit of garlic to it and a little additional olive or grapeseed oil... But try this: Add two tablespoons of basalmic vinegar to it. You won't regret it.

Posted on 8/12/2014 by Jenny Benitez
We love this PESTO!! Perfect on pizza, bread, pasta, chicken, fish, or even sandwiches! Just wish you sold it in larger jars!!!

Spice of Life (:
Posted on 7/20/2014 by Paulina
The price was right so we tried Classico Pesto. Now we enjoy it all of the time. Thanks for making rice, pasta, and sandwiches into a special event.

Posted on 6/21/2014 by Kim Clifford
Absolutely my favorite store bought pesto. My favorite thing isramen noodles, ditch the seasoning pack and stir in a couple tbsp of classico pesto, a awesome, cheap 4 minute lunch!!!!!k

Not good.
Posted on 6/11/2014 by Lathan
Not good at all. It has way to much garlic in it and it's not chopped finely enough. Do not buy this pesto, get something better like Santini's or make your own at home.

I'm in love
Posted on 6/5/2014 by Alicia
I love love love this pesto!

Better than Costco
Posted on 6/1/2014 by Maple Valley WA shopper
We have enjoyed Classico Pesto for several years. Recently we were in a hurry & bought from Costco. There are people who rave over Costco's pesto - it's ok, but too salty.

Classico is the best store bought pesto we've found. I wish you were able to sell it in larger sizes.

Pricing varies widely from store to store, shop around.

Love the chunks
Posted on 4/9/2014 by Nadine Guil
I love this pesto and will buy it again...wish you could make a version with less salt. Good on a baguette with tomato and cheese put at broil.

woody sauce
Posted on 2/23/2014 by C. Burke
This pesto sauce had too much of the woody stem in the jar. It was if I was swallowing pieces of a stick. I will try other brands next time.

Just Okay...
Posted on 2/5/2014 by Jill
I love basil and really like garlic, but this sauce was a bit too garlic-y for me, and I agree with another reviewer that there is a large amount of sodium in it. Still on the hunt for my favorite store bought pesto (I may have to finally make my own). Worth a try if on sale, just not my personal favorite.

super great
Posted on 1/4/2014 by ELIUD
Me and my family love this sauce. We use it for pasta and chicken. Keep up the good work. We get 25 cans a month.

My Favorite Pesto
Posted on 12/20/2013 by Jaimianne
Since Classico Pesto and I met, it has been a long term love affair. I will not buy any other pesto.

Posted on 12/17/2013 by Tiara
I love pesto and LOVR cooking with this. On chicken it tastes just so amazing.

Posted on 11/13/2013 by G. Martin
I love pesto. What is the point of putting so much salt in this? For me, it totally detracted from the idea of and the flavor of pesto. And so unhealthy, too. Sorry - two stars were a stretch - at least the jar can be recycled..