Basil Pesto Pasta

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 814
Caloriesfromfat 52 %
Fat 47 g
Satfat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 349 mg
Carbohydrate 87 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 19 g


1 pound dried pasta
1 small clove garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves, washed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) grated Parmesan


Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Place the garlic, pine nuts, basil, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. While the machine is running, drizzle in the oil through the feed tube, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan. Spoon over the cooked pasta.


Sara Quessenberry,

May 2007
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