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Homemade Pesto Pasta For An Easy Weeknight Meal

by Nellie

Have you ever thought about making Homemade Pesto Pasta for your family? The sauce of this pasta will make you feel as though you’re at a restaurant. It is super creamy and delicious. 

When you run out of lunch or dinner ideas and can’t figure out what to make, this Pesto Pasta should be put on your list. Sometimes you want to cook, but you don’t want to spend a ton of time making it. Well, this pasta dish is your solution. 

Ingredients to Make Homemade Pesto Pasta

When I say these ingredients are simple, I am not joking. You have probably made pasta dishes before that are a little more complicated. Let’s go through these ingredients, so you know what you need. 

Fresh basil – I am telling you that you will be glad you used fresh basil in this recipe. Using fresh ingredients like this will make you feel as though the meal is 100 times better! 

Pine nuts or walnuts – If you have never added fresh pine nuts or walnuts to a recipe, now is your chance. The flavor is immaculate! 

Garlic cloves – Make sure you add the garlic cloves to the recipe. This is a delicious part of the recipe. 

Olive oil – The olive oil is going to add so much flavor to this recipe. 

Fresh parmesan cheese – Another important ingredient to add to this dish. Everyone loves a good cheese added to the pasta dish. 

The last two ingredients that you are going to add to this meal are salt and pepper. You can add as little or as much as you’d like! 

How to Store Pasta

Because this pasta needs to be refrigerated, you will need to place it in an air-tight container and place it in the fridge. This Pesto Pasta can be put in the fridge for 3-4 days before it goes bad. Serve with your favorite side dish like fresh-baked bread and enjoy! 

Homemade Pesto Pasta For An Easy Weeknight Meal
Yield: 10-12 servings

Homemade Pesto Pasta For An Easy Weeknight Meal

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Have you ever thought about making Homemade Pesto Pasta for your family? The sauce of this pasta will make you feel as though you’re at a restaurant. It is super creamy and delicious. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to taste, if desired
  • I Package if your favorite pasta (penne used here)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine basil, nuts, and garlic and pulse only until roughly combined
  2. Drizzle in oil and process until smooth
  3. Add in cheese and pulse only until well combined
  4. Cook any desired pasta per package instructions then drain
  5. Toss with pesto sauce, serve immediately, and enjoy!

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