Pasta with Homemade Pesto

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Homemade pesto is both fast & flavorful. Win-win!


5 minutes

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

588 cal.

Per serving


Pot (small), Blender, Stovetop, Colander


Pasta (penne)

Step 1

Cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Tip: Reserve a bit of the cooking liquid when draining the pasta.


Step 2

Peel & mince the garlic.

Basil (fresh)
Olive oil
Pine nuts

Step 3

Place the basil (reserve a few leaves for garnish), olive oil, pine nuts, garlic & parmesan In a blender. Add salt to taste & blend to form a paste.

Pasta (penne)

Step 4

Mix the pasta together with the pesto. Add a bit of the pasta cooking liquid if needed. Garnish with salt, pepper & a few torn basil leaves (optional). Mangia!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy588 cal.
Fat32 g
Carbohydrates54 g
Protein20 g
Fiber3 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Pasta with Homemade Pesto" contains 588 Energy, 32 g of Fat, 54 g of Carbohydrates, 20 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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Pasta with Homemade Pesto
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