This traditional, classic basil pesto pasta is one of the easiest pasta dishes you can make. To make this delicious recipe you need only 20-25 minutes and you can serve amazing pasta dish. Full printable version: https://www.thecookingfoodie.com/recipe/Easy-Pesto-Pasta-Recipe More Pasta Recipes: 4 Easy Spaghetti Recipes: http://bit.ly/2Hur4Ew Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells: http://bit.ly/SpinachPastaShells Creamy Mushroom Pasta: http://bit.ly/CreamyMushroomPastaTCF Shrimp Scampi with Pasta: http://bit.ly/ShrimpScampiPasta Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo: http://bit.ly/ShrimpFettuccine FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecookingfoodie/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecookingfoodie Website: https://www.thecookingfoodie.com/ My favorite kitchen equipment: https://www.amazon.com/shop/thecookingfoodie Ingredients: 300g (10.5oz) Pasta of your choice 2 cups (40-45g) Basil leaves 1/4 cup (35g) Pine nuts 1/2 cup (40g) Parmesan cheese 1 clove Garlic, crushed 1/2 cup (120ml) Extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste Black pepper to taste Directions: 1. Bake the pesto sauce: toast the pine nuts for a few minutes over low heat until light brown. Immediately remove and let cool slightly. 2. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Process until finely chopped, while processing, gradually pour olive oil and keep processing until smooth. Check the seasoning and add more salt if needed. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside. 3. Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot with water to a boil. Add salt. Add pasta and cook to al dente according to package directions. Drain when ready (Just before draining, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water). 4. Transfer the pasta to the sauce, add 1/4 cup of the cooking water, toss the pasta to coat, adding more water if needed until getting smooth consistency. 5. Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with few basil leaves and freshly grated parmesan. Notes: • Instead of pine nuts you can use walnuts, cashew, almond or other nuts. • If you don’t like garlic, you can omit it from the pesto sauce. • You can use any kind of pasta that you like. • You also can add to the pesto sauce some lemon zest and lemon juice. • In this recipe I used casarecce pasta, but you can use any type of pasta.
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