Pasta with Pesto
Yield: 4-6 servings
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Tips: After storing in refrigerator, while re-heating, add a little additional olive oil to thin sauce if needed.
Suggestion: Delicious served with a side of Garlic Bread or Cheese and Garlic Breadsticks and a salad.
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Cook pasta according to directions. When pasta is al dente (done, but not overly soft), drain and place in a large bowl.

While pasta is cooking, place basil leaves, garlic cloves, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese into food processor bowl and mix until mixture becomes crumbly. (Note: Stop once to scrape ingredients from sides of bowl and to move ingredients around on bottom to ensure blades are able to incorporate all ingredients.) While briefly mixing again, add olive oil through top
opening of processor until thoroughly blended. Remove food processor top and stir briefly by hand to make sure oil and mixture are evenly combined, then pour over hot pasta and toss. Top with additional Parmesan cheese.