Pasta with Homemade Pesto

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

Very easy

5 minutes

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

447 cal.

Per serving


Pot (small), Blender, Stovetop, Colander, Knife


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!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy447 cal.
Fat32 g
Carbohydrates24 g
Protein15 g
Fiber3 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Pasta with Homemade Pesto" contains 447 Energy, 32 g of Fat, 24 g of Carbohydrates, 15 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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