Can you freeze store bought Pesto into ice cubes for use at later dates? Also, can you list lots of uses for Pesto please, Apart from Pasta. I know a few but im sure im missing some, and my pesto always goes mouldy because I dont use it enough !

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Soozll
Soozll November 21, 2010

I've heard the Food Network Chefs say to freeze it in 1 tablespoon measurements in an ice cube tray well wrapped with plastic wrap and foil. Once frozen, pop them out into a plastic container or freezer bag and use as needed.

You can use pesto in place of similar herbs called for in other sauce recipes. You can use it as a condiment in/on appetizers, drizzled on pizza, or garlic bread. You can drizzle in on tomato or other savory soups where it might pair well. .

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Kayb
Kayb November 21, 2010

One of my favorite things to do with pesto is to mix it with ricotta cheese, spread it atop a flattened chicken breast, roll up, do the flour-egg wash-bread crumb thing, and then bake or fry. Wonderful with a marinara sauce!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour November 21, 2010

kayb....yummmm. that sounds awesome! I have frozen small quantities of pesto before and it works well for me.

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin November 21, 2010

Yes! Definitely freezable. Another idea is to dollop some onto minestrone or vegetable soup. Also great on top of pizza margerita, or a caprese salad (tomato/mozzarella).

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