Pesto Pasta

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    I made this pasta using fresh homemade basil pesto, the recipe of which I shared on my blog few days back. I have made pesto pasta using store brought pesto too but like they say the taste of anything that you make fresh at home  is unmatched and this is no different.

    This recipe can be made in few minutes if you have ready to use pesto sauce on hand. Just boil the pasta and mix it with the sauce, it’s that easy. I didn’t use much cream or cheese here because personally I’m not very fond of them. But I know people who love lots and lots of cheese in their pasta so if you are one of them, please add as much cheese as you want.

    The pasta taste great on it’s own or with a side of garlic bread or salad.

     

    Method

    Boil the pasta according to instructions on the packet. Set aside.

    1. Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic into it. Saute for a minute or so.

    2. Add the pesto and mix it with the garlic.

    3. Add the boiled pasta and mix with the pesto and garlic. Also add salt & pepper.

    Pesto-Pasta-Recipe-Step-1-notitle-cwm4. Now add the cream and mix with the pasta. I didn’t add much cream here as I was making this at home and wanted it to be on the healthier side but if you want it in restaurant style, then go ahead add more of cream.

    5. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top and switch off the flame.

    6. Serve the pasta with a side of salad/bread.

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    Pesto Pasta

    Cuisine Italian
    Servings: 2
    Calories: 629 kcal
    Author: Manali
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    Ingredients

    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 4 tbsp pesto
    • 225 gms pasta
    • 2 tbsp heavy cream
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste
    • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese or to taste

    Instructions

    1. Boil the pasta according to instructions on the packet. Set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic into it. Saute for a minute or so.
    3. Add the pesto and mix it with the garlic.
    4. Add the boiled pasta and mix with the pesto and garlic. Also add in the salt and pepper.
    5. Now add the cream and mix with the pasta.
    6. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top and switch off the flame.
    7. Serve the pasta alone or with a nice salad/bread.
    Nutrition Facts
    Pesto Pasta
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 629 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 21g 32%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Cholesterol 26mg 9%
    Sodium 373mg 16%
    Potassium 250mg 7%
    Total Carbohydrates 87g 29%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 18g 36%
    Vitamin A 17.3%
    Vitamin C 1.1%
    Calcium 14.6%
    Iron 9.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    * Adjust the cream and cheese in the recipe according to your preference.

    * Use homemade pesto for best result.

    2 thoughts on “Pesto Pasta

    1. I too do the same kind , for pesto instead of pine nuts i use walnuts.and also add brocolli and carrot ( half boiled and pureed).

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