Savory Pesto Penne Pasta

Savory Pesto Penne Pasta

Picture this: a cozy evening, the aroma of fresh basil wafting through the kitchen, and a steaming plate of Savory Pesto Penne Pasta awaiting you. This delightful recipe is not just a meal; it’s a journey into the heart of Italian flavors.


  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, blend basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic until smooth.
  3. While blending, slowly add olive oil until a creamy pesto sauce forms.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta in the pesto sauce, ensuring each piece is coated evenly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Savor the essence of Italy with this quick and easy Savory Pesto Penne Pasta. The vibrant green pesto, made with fresh basil and Parmesan, coats each penne perfectly, creating a dish that’s both comforting and bursting with flavor.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 450, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 12g

Make tonight special with this culinary trip to Italy, right in your own kitchen.

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