Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Very easy and very tasty


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

Leggy Peggy April 25, 2011

Made for 1 serving (for my DS) using 16 ounces Gnocchi in place of the linguine, 3 tablespoons Flavoured Aromatic Herb and Fruit Oil for the olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts and parm. Delish!

Rita~ April 22, 2010

This sure was easy and very tasty - not to mention quick and delicious. I was feeling like something light for dinner this evening and this really went down a treat and took only the time the pasta needed to cook! Quite an elegant dish too, it would be as at home with a simple week night meal as it would at a dinner party. Thank yo louisette69. Enjoy your time in Australia!!

Fairy Nuff August 20, 2008