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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

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Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions.

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

Since 1877 Barilla produces semolina pasta with the utmost attention to quality. Indeed, today as then, Barilla selects the best hard grains and carefully monitors all the stages of processing. Because it is only thanks to this care that a pasta is created with the ideal consistency, which best holds the baking and guarantees excellent results in all kinds of preparation.

  • Shape Sèaghetti
  • Cook time 9 mins
  • Pack size 500g