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Traditional Pesto Pasta

39 minutes total

Pesto pasta is a classic Italian dish that is loved by many for its simplicity and delicious taste. This recipe combines the fresh flavors of basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese with the creaminess of pine nuts and olive oil to create a mouth-watering sauce that perfectly complements the pasta. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this pesto pasta recipe is sure to be a hit. So, grab your ingredients and let's get cooking!

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Ingredients

Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
30g basil leaves
15g pine nuts
1 clove garlic
200ml extra-virgin olive oil

Disclaimer

Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs

Method

Step 1

Here are the 3 easy steps to prepare a traditional pasta with pesto:

Step 2

To prepare the pesto alla Genovese, blend the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the basil leaves, washed and dried, salt to taste, two ice cubes to preserve the green colour, and the EVO without turning off the blender. Add the grated Parmigiano and Pecorino cheeses and adjust the density by adding more olive oil if necessary.

  • pine
  • nuts
  • garlic
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • ice cubes
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated parmigiano cheese
  • grated pecorino cheese

Step 3

Cook the pasta in lightly salted boiling water and drain when al dente.

  • pasta

Step 4

Dress with the pesto and, if it seems too thick, dilute it with a glass of the pasta cooking water and serve.

  • pesto alla genovese

Passive cooking

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Spaghetti No. 5

Cooking for someone can be a true sign of love, for this reason Barilla offers you more than 35 shapes of pasta to say “I love you”, “I miss you” or “Sorry”. Italians know the familiar Blue Box means quality, perfectly al dente pasta every time. That's why Barilla has been an Italian favorite for over 145 years.

  • Pack size 500 g