Basil Pesto Bow Tie Pasta

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Leta8076

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

Top Review by carole in orlando

This was delightful! It was a meal all by itself,I served it with homemade pesto bread and it was great. Had some left over and when I went to serve it it was alittle dry (the next day) and so I sprinkled alittle Good Seasons Italian dressing over it and mixed it together, and it was like a different salad, also great. Two for the price of one, can' beat that. Carole in Orlando


  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.

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