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Pesto Pasta

By Jessica McNeil

Bendy Blog category: Magical Garden Archive

Pasta is the Italian word for…pasta!  Pasta is a basic staple of Italian cuisine. It refers to noodles of all types, from penne to macaroni, lasagna noodles, bow-pestoties, and more! In this recipe, we will use whatever type of pasta you’d like. Use gluten-free pasta to make this dish gluten-free.

Serves: The whole family!

The shopping list:

  • 1 box of your favorite pasta
  • a big bowl of basil pesto (see basil pesto recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 handful of parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Pine nuts

The prep:

  • Boil Water with several pinches of kosher salt
  • Add pasta after the water is boiling
  • Throw pasta against your refrigerator to see if it sticks — if it does, it is ready! (This will only work with spaghetti or angel hair.. and if you clean up after yourself).
  • Strain pasta into a colander


The fun part:

  • Place pasta back into your pot after it drains
  • Add a generous amount of pesto. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Scoop pasta into a serving dish.
  • Garnish with lots of parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts and a drizzle of olive oil
  • Enjoy!