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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.

25MIN

Total Cooking Time

9

Ingredients
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2
to taste
Pine Nuts
2 cloves
1 pinch
to taste
to taste
Rigatoni
to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
to taste
Cherry Tomatoes , halved
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Directions

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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 (to taste) 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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