Basil Pesto Genoese

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and 2 teaspoon of salt into a food processor or blender, processing until fine and almost creamy.
  • Add the olive oil slowly and mix well in sauce.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in the two grated cheeses.
  • Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and the pasta, stir well and cook until "al dente".
  • Drain all but 2 T hot water and toss with the sauce and the butter.
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