Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

You can toast the pine nuts in a small heavy pan over low heat, moving constantly to prevent burning. Toasting the pine nuts releases the oils, giving the pesto a deeper, richer flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 to 6 quarts of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta to water and stir gently. Cook past according to directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place pesto sauce ingredients in a food processor except for olive oil. Process until creamy. Slowly add olive oil.
  3. Mix pesto sauce with the hot pasta, add tomatoes, parmesan cheese; serve.