Pesto Pasta  Recipe

When it comes to bold, authentic flavors, Genovese pesto is simply the best pairing for delicious pasta.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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A beautifully simple and fresh sauce made with basil that tastes amazing as a pasta sauce, condiment, or dip. You should give it a try and pair it with your pasta!


Fresh basil leaves Extra virgin olive oil Garlic Pine nuts Parmigiano Reggiano cheese  Pecorino cheese  Sea salt  Pasta


Option 1 Traditional Way

Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic cloves, followed by pine nuts and basil.

Step 1

Crush in a circular motion until smooth paste forms.

Step 2

Using a wooden spoon, mix the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and pecorino romano cheese then stir in olive oil.

Step 3

Option 2 Using a Blender

Combine the pesto ingredients in the blender except for the pine nuts.

Step 1

Pulse and scrape the pesto from the sides with a spatula and add the pine nuts. Top with olive oil.

Step 2

Cook the pasta and coat it with the pesto.

Final step

Pesto Pasta Tips:

Put the removable parts of the processor or the blender in the freezer for 20 minutes before using it.

Featured Product

Pasta Server

measures spaghetti portions

stirs pasta

handmade 100% cherry wood


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