Basil Pesto Farfalle W/Roasted Pine Nuts

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a wonderful mixture of basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. I serve this a main course usually with a side of my favorite bread. A 5-star dinner that you can complete in 15 minutes! This is my favorite pasta dish of all time. Be sure to try it hot and cold, both versions are fantastic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil Farfalle according to instructions. Al Dente works the best.
  2. Meanwhile: Add 2 cups Parmesan cheese, 2 packages fresh basil, garlic, salt, and 1/2-package pine nuts in food processor.
  3. Slowly pour the olive oil while blending all ingredients together.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Toast the remaining pine nuts in a splash of olive oil until golden brown.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Rinse pasta.
  8. Stir in the cheese/basil mixture.
  9. Blend in the remaining 2 cups Parmesan and the toasted pine nuts.
  10. Serve warm or cold.


Most Helpful

Perfect! This was delicious!!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Kristi August 12, 2016

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