The Perfect Pesto Pasta

The Perfect Pesto Pasta

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious pasta dish that’s bursting with flavor, look no further than “The Perfect Pesto Pasta.” This delightful recipe combines the freshness of homemade basil pesto with perfectly cooked pasta for a satisfying meal that’s sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 8 ounces of your favorite pasta
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the freshly made pesto sauce until well coated.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese and a few fresh basil leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

“The Perfect Pesto Pasta” is a delightful dish that brings together the vibrant flavors of basil and Parmesan for a truly satisfying meal. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 425 | Fat 35g | Carbohydrates 23g | Protein 9g

For a pasta dish that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious, give “The Perfect Pesto Pasta” a try. With its homemade basil pesto, this recipe elevates a simple pasta dish to a gourmet experience. Your taste buds will thank you!