Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta

Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta

Picture this: a plate of al dente pasta tossed in a vibrant green symphony of basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan. This Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta recipe is not just a meal; it’s a journey through the sun-soaked hills of Italy, a celebration of fresh, aromatic ingredients that dance on your taste buds.


  • 250g of your favorite pasta
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the pasta until al dente; reserve a cup of pasta water.
  2. In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan; pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto, adding reserved pasta water if needed for consistency.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with extra Parmesan and a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

A delightful pesto pasta that captures the essence of Italian cuisine, this dish is a burst of flavors that will transport you to the heart of the Mediterranean.

Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 450 kcal, Protein – 12g, Fat – 35g, Carbohydrates – 30g

Make this Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta the star of your dinner table and embark on a culinary adventure that promises satisfaction with every forkful.

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