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Quick Basil Pesto Pasta
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9 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 25MINS

Quick Basil Pesto Pasta

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Learn how to make a quick and tasty Basil Pesto Pasta lunch, which is great warm out of the pan and also delicious as a chilled pasta salad.
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CaribbeanPot
Using the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago as my base, please follow me on a delicious culinary tour of the islands.
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Learn how to make a quick and tasty Basil Pesto Pasta lunch, which is great warm out of the pan and also delicious as a chilled pasta salad.
25MINS
Total Time
$4.53
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Pine Nuts
to taste
Garlic
2 cloves
Salt
1 pinch
Olive Oil
as needed
Rigatoni
to taste
Rigatoni
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
optional
Cherry Tomato
to taste
Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
115
Fat
7.0 g
Protein
10.6 g
Carbs
2.6 g
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Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
In a food processor puree Pine Nuts (to taste), Garlic (2 cloves) and Salt (1 pinch).
step 2
Add the Fresh Basil Leaves (2 handfuls) and puree.
step 3
Add Olive Oil (as needed) and puree some more.
step 4
Finally add Shredded Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) and puree once more. Adjust Ingredients according to your own taste and texture preference.
step 5
Cook your Rigatoni (to taste) according to the box instructions.
step 6
After draining the pasta, add in the pesto and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste). Mix well. Add Cherry Tomatoes (to taste). Serve and enjoy!
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Budget-Friendly
Lunch
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Vegetarian
Quick & Easy
Pasta
Italian
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