Bella Cucina Recipe Suggestions

Bella Cucina Recipe Suggestions

Looking for some inspiration on how to use our Bella Cucina pestos? See some suggested uses below!

Artichoke Lemon Pesto

This luscious blend of artichokes and lemon makes for the perfect dip. Mix 1 cup of pesto with ¼ cup mayonnaise and ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese. Bake until golden brown. Serve with crunchy crackers or warm pita bread.


Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

For a quick meal, flatten chicken breast. Top with mixture of 2 tbsp. ricotta cheese and 1 tbsp. Bella Cucina sun dried tomato pesto. Roll up tightly. Top with breadcrumbs, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 375 degrees or until done.


Golden Pepper Pesto

Toss with angel hair pasta, caramelized onions and pine nuts or spoon over ricotta ravioli. Serve as a sauce with chicken, fish or veggies.


Basil Pesto

Try this easy pasta dish. Toss basil pesto with pasta, grilled chicken, sliced sun-dried tomatoes, and pine nuts. Top with grated cheese.


Mint & Pistachio Pesto

This versatile pesto can be used as a sauce, spread, or ingredient in other recipes. Mix 1 Tbsp. pesto with ¼ cup Greek yogurt for a delicious sauce for grilled lamb chops, chicken, or fish. Dollop mint and yogurt sauce on sliced, salted cucumber salad as a refreshing dressing.



Kale and Parmesan Pesto

Eat right out of the jar as a healthy dip for snacking or sandwich spread. Or try mixing ½ cup pesto with ½ lb. cooked pasta and 1 Tbsp of toasted pine nuts. Add roasted chicken or sautéed shrimp. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.


Walnut and Sage Pesto

Toss ½ lb. pasta with 1 cup pesto, spread on bread, top with cheese and bake as a delicious antipasti, layer in lasagna, fill ravioli and serve with brown butter sauce.


Arugula and Pine Nut Pesto

Mix 1 jar pesto with 1 lb. cooked pasta. Sauté 8 oz. arugula with a pinch of salt in 2 Tbsp. olive oil and toss in pasta with ¼ cup toasted pine nuts. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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