Penne with Basil Pesto

  • serves 4-6

As simple as simple can be! Penne pasta coated in freshly made basil pesto - serve and share!

111 Ratings
Directions for: Penne with Basil Pesto


For the Pesto

2 large bunches fresh basil

1 cup pine nuts

1 cup Parmesan cheese

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Pasta

1 454 g box penne pasta

½ cup or so reserved steaming hot cooking water


For the Pesto

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.

See more: Pasta, Italian, Nuts, Cheese, Main, Dinner, Herbs, Easy

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