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

    Manali
    Cuisine Italian
    Servings 2
    Calories 629 kcal

    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
     

    • Boil the pasta according to instructions on the packet. Set aside.
    • Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped garlic into it. Saute for a minute or so.
    • Add the pesto and mix it with the garlic.
    • Add the boiled pasta and mix with the pesto and garlic. Also add in the salt and pepper.
    • Now add the cream and mix with the pasta.
    • Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top and switch off the flame.
    • Serve the pasta alone or with a nice salad/bread.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 629kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 18gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 373mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 865IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 1.6mg
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    * 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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