Penne with Basil Pesto
- serves 4-6
As simple as simple can be! Penne pasta coated in freshly made basil pesto - serve and share!
2 large bunches fresh basil
1 cup pine nuts
1 cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup extra virgin olive oilFor the Pasta
1 454 g box penne pasta
½ cup or so reserved steaming hot cooking water
1. pulse all the ingredients together in your food processor or blender until they smoothly combine. Add a splash more olive oil if needed to get things moving.For the Pasta
1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water. Drain, reserving about a half cup of cooking water amongst the pasta.
2. Toss and stir the freshly cooked, steaming hot pasta with all the pesto and about ½ cup of reserved cooking water. Serve and share.