Pappardelle pasta with homemade basil pesto sauce
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
  • 18oz package Pappardelle pasta
  • 2cups fresh basil packed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3cloves fresh garlic
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta per package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large food processor, mix pine nuts, garlic, basil and pulse until finely chopped
  3. Add 1/2 the olive oil and pulse again till mixture is smooth then add the rest of the olive oil, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix till well combined.
  4. Add 2/3 of the the pesto sauce to hot pasta and serve immediately. Place remaining pesto sauce in a small bowl and set at the table for those who need extra sauce.
Recipe Notes

I used pappardelle pasta for this dish however you can use any other pasta like spaghetti or orzo.

You can also change the consistency of the sauce by adding more or less olive oil.