Pesto Pasta

by aimee @ shugarysweets on August 16, 2011

Right now I have basil bushes growing in my garden. Three of them. It’s a lot of basil. One of my favorite things to make is homemade pesto! Well, that and bruschetta. The kids were a little afraid of the overwhelming “green factor”, but it turned out they really enjoyed the pasta!

The best part though, is pesto is so EASY to make. Easy is very important. Especially when school starts, we have homework, sports, and lots of baking. I want my dinners to be easy.


Pesto Pasta
by Shugary Sweets
Keywords: entree side basil pasta
Ingredients (6 servings)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 12 oz angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
Cook noodles according to package directions.
Place remaining ingredients in food processor. Process until blended. Serve over warm noodles. Enjoy!
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Lizzy August 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

Oh, yum! I could eat this every night for dinner!

PS…can’t wait to see what you whip up with your madeleines :)


Leslie August 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

This looks like a great recipe! Pesto is one of my favorite Italian flavors!

I just wanted to let you know that today I have posted one of your peanut butter cookie recipes on my blog. I tried it out and loved them! I made sure you let everyone know it was your recipe, too. Thank you!!

Blessings, Leslie


Mallory August 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I have an INSANE amount of basil growing in my backyard! For some reason I didn’t realize that pesto was made with basil, and you just made me so excited to try this recipe!


Kristy August 17, 2011 at 4:35 am

My neighbor just brought us a ton of fresh basil – perfect timing on this one!


Kimby August 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

You got my attention with the words “pesto” and “pasta” in the title… as always, it’s a treat to see what you’ve conjured up in your kitchen. :)


Hayley January 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

YUMMMMMM. I die for pesto! I put it on literally everything and have been searching for a good recipe so I can make pesto pizza at home. Thanks for this, Aimee!


Dora Romero March 7, 2012 at 3:41 am
Micaela Boland March 7, 2012 at 4:31 am

I’ve been craving for pesto pasta this week, thank you for sharing this! It is okay to use a gluten free pasta for this dish?


Stephanie @ Stephanie's Az kitchen February 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

This looks great! I love all things basil :)
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