Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Basil Pesto  Kalyn's Kitchen

Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Kirkland Basil Pesto

Nothing can beat my homemade Basil Pesto with Lemon, but when you don’t have any basil to make pesto this Kirkland Basil Pesto from Costco is pretty great! And this post has more than 20 recipe ideas for using Pesto; enjoy! 

If you’re a regular reader, you know I love to make basil pesto in the summer, and I think my recipe for can’t be beat. But sometimes fresh basil isn’t available, you don’t want to bother making pesto from scratch, or you want to make recipes with pesto in the dead of winter. For times when making pesto just isn’t happening, I’m a huge fan of this Kirkland Basil Pesto from Costco, and this is great product that I’ve been buying for years.

Unlike tiny jars of pesto that you see in the grocery store, Kirkland Basil Pesto comes in a big 22 ounce jar, enough for any recipe that uses basil pesto. And this pesto keeps a long, long time in the fridge and like my basil pesto with lemon, it can be frozen. And just in case you’re wondering, Costco has never given me any pesto or paid me to write about it here, but I’m excited to add it to my list of !

If you’re also a pesto fan, keep reading to see some of my favorite pesto recipe ideas, plus recipes using pesto from other bloggers. (Most but now all the recipes are low in carbs; you have been warned!)

Can you Cook with Kirkland’s Basil Pesto?

I’ve heard from many readers through the years asking about a warning on the label of Kirkland’s Basil Pesto that says “Product should not be heated.” But I’ve cooked with this pesto for years and years with no problem. And since Pesto is actually a sauce to be used with pasta, I’m quite sure that warning means that when you’re using this pesto as a pasta sauce, you shouldn’t put the pesto into a pan and heat it (just add it to the hot pasta.) Please don’t worry about using this as an ingredient in a dish that will be heated!

Favorite Recipes Using Basil Pesto:

is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and I know quite a few families who tell me this is also kid-friendly!

This amazing is something I make all year long.

is also quick and delicious for a salad that can be made with leftover chicken and this is perfect to make with rotisserie chicken with it’s too hot to cook.

is another combination with pesto and chicken that’s been hugely popular.

is another favorite of mine.

can be cooked on a stove-top grill pan when it’s not grilling weather and if you like pesto you’ll make this over and over.

I first made this  with a special spinach and basil pesto, but since then I’ve made it many times with basil pesto from a jar!

 can be made with garbanzo beans, or use cauliflower rice instead of beans for a low-carb soup!

Salad Recipes with Pesto:

~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ Two Sleevers ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ Peace Love and Low-Carb ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ The Perfect Pantry

Pesto Recipes with Vegetables:

~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ Cookin’ Canuck ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry ~ Cookin’ Canuck ~ The Italian Dish

Pesto Recipes with Chicken, Turkey, or Fish:

 ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ Skinnytaste ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen ~ The Perfect Pantry ~ 365 Days of Slow Cooking ~ $5 Dinners

About Products Featured for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:

I purchased the Kirkland Basil Pesto myself and Costco has no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about their product. I love to feature products that are really a wow for me, and items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are always things I’d happily buy over and over. So readers will know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at .

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