Basil Pesto Pasta

Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

1
pound
dried pasta
1
small clove garlic
1/4
cup
pine nuts
3
cups
loosely packed fresh basil leaves, washed
kosher salt and pepper
2/3
cup plus 1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil
1/4
cup
(about 1 ounce) grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Place the garlic, pine nuts, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. While the machine is running, drizzle in the oil through the feed tube, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan.
  3. Divide the pasta among bowls and spoon the pesto over the top.
Sara Quessenberry
April 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 52 %
  • Fat 47 g
  • Sat Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 349 mg
  • Carbohydrate 87 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 19 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.