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Basil Pesto Pasta

This basil pesto pasta is an easy weeknight meal that’s sure to be a winner. Bright, herbaceous pesto sauce pairs with buttery pasta for a comfort food dinner that’s ready in just 15 mins!

✅ Requires only 5 mins      of prep. ✅It is an explosion of     flavors. ✅ Can be a main or      side dish!

why you'll love this recipe!


– fresh basil  – pine nuts – parmesan cheese  – garlic – lemon juice

Make the Pesto

Add the basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice & kosher salt to a food processor. Pulse.  Add in olive oil & pulse a few more times.


Cook the Pasta

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in salted water. Drain. Put the pasta back in the pot & add the butter & pasta water. Toss to combine.


Add the Basil Pesto

dd the basil pesto. Mix to combine. Add to a serving bowl. Top with Parmesan cheese & extra basil leaves & enjoy.