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Pesto Pasta Lactose-free

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Pesto Pasta Lactose-free

39 minutes total

  • Lactose Free
  • Moderate

If you're lactose intolerant, you know how difficult it can be to find delicious pasta dishes that doesn't contain it. But fear not, because this lactose-free pesto pasta recipe is here to save the day! Made with a homemade pesto sauce that's completely dairy-free, this pasta dish is packed with flavor and perfect for anyone who can't tolerate lactose. So grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal.



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Serves 4

1 Box Barilla® Spaghetti​
3 Cups basil​
2.5 Tbs pine nuts​
1 Clove garlic​
1 Cup extra virgin olive oil​
5 Tbs naturally LF grated Parmigiano​
4 Tbs LF grated Pecorino​
TIP Salt​
TIP Pepper​
TIP Lemon zest grated on the dish, to taste


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


Step 1

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 color, and the EVOO 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 2

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

  • pasta
  • salt

Step 3

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

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In conclusion, this lactose-free pesto pasta recipe is a delicious alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or simply looking for a dairy-free option. The combination of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil creates a flavorful and aromatic pesto sauce that pairs perfectly with gluten-free pasta. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this lactose-free pesto pasta recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Give it a try and enjoy a meal without any lactose-related discomfort.