Basil Pesto Bow Tie Pasta

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Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

My daughter-in-law's famous pasta dish. Highly requested at all family gatherings.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Don't forget to salt the water.
  3. Drain well.
  4. While pasta is cooking, place olive oil and garlic in a small fry pan.
  5. Bring to moderate heat, stirring garlic frequently to prevent browning.
  6. Add pinenuts and saute stirring frequently until nuts are firm but tender.
  7. Toss cooked pasta with pinenut/garlic mixture.
  8. Gently stir in basil pesto until pasta is lightly coated.
  9. Add tomatoes, grated parmesan and feta cheese.
  10. Toss lightly and serve warm or at room temperature.
  11. There are no measurements for these ingredients because it is all a matter of individual taste.