Baked Rotini Pasta With Ricotta Pesto

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READY IN: 58mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Puree the basil leaves, almonds, garlic and salt together in a food processor.
  • With motor running, gradually add the olive oil thru the feeder tube.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until still a little firm about 8 minutes, then drain.
  • In another bowl, combine pesto, ricotta, half the mozzarella and the black pepper.
  • Add the pasta and toss to blend.
  • Pour into a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan and the rest of the mozzarella.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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