Fettuccine With Pesto Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

This a Pesto recipe I came up with after trial and error. You could add more garlic but caution the HOTTER it will get.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. place basil, garlic, pine nuts, and cheese in a food processor and process about 15 seconds.
  2. With processor still on pour oil in through the tube in a steady stream till all the oil is used.
  3. Turn off processor.
  4. Cook fettuccine in salted boiling water to your taste.
  5. Drain pasta well.
  6. Add a some sauce to the pasta and mix pasta with the sauce.
  7. Serve pasta and add sauce to your liking.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very nice. My basil was frozen, from last year's garden. So fine flavor, but ugly color. So added some fresh parsley to perk up the color. Only used 1/4 c. olive oil, and worked fine.

5 5

excellent! i did use parmeggiano-reggiano cheese & angel hair, though. thanks for sharing.

5 5

I was looking for a traditional and basic pesto for pasta. Gina, this is SO good, and just what I was looking for. We had to subsitute walnuts for the pine nuts because I did not have time to hit the grocery before my dinner guests came. My basil was a bit mild, so I did add another 3/4 cup basil leaves to balance out the 3 cloves of garlic. Delicious!