Pesto Pasta

October 07, 2017

Servings: 4


  • 2 cups, fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (NOT the powder in the can, trust us!)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 box, pasta of your choice

What You’ll Need

  • 1 large cooking pot
  • 1 bowl
  • Food processor


  • Boil up your pasta of your choice.
  • Add the following into your food processor: Rinsed fresh basil, Two tablespoons of unsalted butter, ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, Two garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Process your ingredients together (scrape the inner sides of the food processor as needed), your pesto will blend into a thick, yummy sauce.
  • Drain your pasta, but don’t rinse.
  • Toss pesto over hot pasta and mix well –or- freeze the pesto separately if you aren’t quite ready to devour it.
  • Enjoy now or later! You can freeze pesto and let it thaw in the fridge overnight for a quick and tasty dinner. Now that’s something to smile about!