Pep Up Your Dish With Pesto

My son and I keep our food pretty simple. He loves pasta and soups, which is just fine with me. I like making simple meals for us. We both eat different dinners since he is a picky eater and I eat fairly small meals these days. We share a fun way to pep up your dish with pesto!

Pep Up Your Dish With Pesto

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I am so excited to try Barilla® Creamy Genovese Pesto! When I do eat pasta, I like simple sauces, such as pesto! Not only that, the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is a flavor-packed, versatile, and convenient pantry staple that satisfies cravings for Italian food. This means you can use it on pasta, sandwiches, and snacks! It has a creamy, smooth texture that is so savory!

The 6.2 ounce jar may be small, but a little goes a long way! I add a thin layer to my sandwich and it is packed with flavor!

The Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is a perfect versatile product for the busy parent! It can be used in a variety of ways and does not need to be heated before using!

As a single mom, I always feel like I am juggling everything and trying to balance the world on my shoulders. From managing our household, to doctor’s appointments, school, and more, it can be overwhelming. By the time our day is over, I am ready to whip up something simple for us!

Pep up your snacks 

My son and I love snacks. We tend to favor crunchy snacks! I am always looking to switch out our go-to potato chips for another crunchy snack. This time, I tried pita crackers! These are new to us, and my son loved them! 

Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto and pita crackers

For added flavor, we paired the pita crackers with Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto! My son went nuts for the crackers and when I showed him he could dip his crackers, he loved it even more! 

Pep up your sandwiches

As a vegetarian, I still like to have a sandwich with “lunch meat.” Thankfully, I am able to buy plant-based turkey slices. 

Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto on a sandwich

I make a simple “turkey” sandwich with swiss cheese, cucumber, and spinach (or any lettuce). For added flavor, I like to add a  layer of Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto! Usually, I use avocado, but this time I wanted something different!

Next, I plan on making a simple pasta dish with Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto!

How will you pep up your dish with Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto?

You can find Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto at Target (SuperTarget), Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, and more. Click here to find a store near you.

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  1. Nerlande says

    I’ve never really liked peso but I’m sure other people do.

  2. Sunnymay says

    I love adding Pesto to pasta. It’s a shortcut to excellent flavor without fuss. Now I have 2 other ways of using Pesto – as a spread for sandwiches to jazz them up, and as a dip for crackers or fresh veggies on a platter.

  3. NANCY says

    I love this idea & will be trying this as a substitute or add in to my dishes. Just need to find it now.

  4. Pesto goes good with so much .

  5. Terri Quick says

    I’ve also been tempted to try Pesto.

  6. Brittany Gilley says

    pesto is my favorite sauce

  7. Maureen says

    Looks like a good item to add to appetizers and something unexpected.

  8. Jeannie says

    I love Pesto. My grandmother used to make it at least once a week. I’m not as ambitious, so this Pesto by Barilla looks pretty good to me. I use their pasta and am pleased with that, so I’m up to trying their Pesto.

  9. Kari B says

    I love pesto, but I usually only use it on pasta. These are great suggestions!

  10. Adriane says

    I don’t know why I never thought of using pesto on a sandwich

  11. Gabrielle says

    I like Barilla sauces, but I have yet to try their Pesto. I need to now because I really do enjoy Pesto.

  12. Rosanne says

    Truthfully I’ve never been a big fan of pesto. I remember having to pick fresh basil for my aunt and I could not stand the smell

  13. Athena Graeme says

    Great idea adding it to sandwiches! I like to have it out on pizza night for our daughter to dip her crust in.

  14. Mary Meadows says

    Pesto is a regular staple at my house! We love it😋

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