Pasta With Pesto and Parmesan

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by louisette69

Very easy and very tasty

Top Review by Leggy Peggy

I can't believe that I have never reviewed this sensational recipe. I make this often, and always to rave reviews. It's real comfort food and very quick to make. It reheats well in the microwave, so it's nice to have some leftovers. I finally took a photo. Thanks so much for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of rapidly boiling water until "al dente". Drain and return to the pan.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix the pine nuts, fresh basil leaves, garlic and Parmesan in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. With the motor running, add the extra virgin olive oil in a slow stream until a smooth paste is formed.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  5. Toss the pesto through the hot pasta until it is thoroughly distributed.
  6. Garnish with shavings of fresh Parmesan.

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