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Basil Pesto Pasta

Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.