• Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients

Looking for a quick mid week meal? You can’t go past this pesto pasta recipe!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 375 pasta spaghetti (or any preferred pasta)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan in food processor. When well combined, gradually add olive oil in a gentle stream with motor still running.
  2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain water off the pot, leaving approximately 1/4 cup water with pasta.
  3. Add butter and pesto to pasta while pot is still hot. Combine well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with parmesan cheese garnish on top.

  • Ohh yes. Love pesto and love pasta. The dish for me. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Yumm. So easy I must give this a go once ive got my basil plants growing


  • wow never thought of pesto pasta made this way
    thank you xx


  • Pesto is so easy and versatile. A great recipe!


  • Mmm nice and simple yet so delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • This looks AMAZING!! I will be sure to get all the needed ingredients the next time I am at the store and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!


  • This is on my list to try this week for dinner!


  • Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! :D


  • This looks amazing. I’m so hungry just looking at it.


  • Love pesto pasta. Eggplant in the oven also makes a lovely addition, as some zucchini and carrot cooked in ghee/coconut oil in the pan – great to add more veggies AND it tastes amazing.


  • a great crowd pleaser, and stand by meal… yum


  • Pesto pasta looks perfectly divine!


  • I love pasta with pesto. Sometimes I add some cherry tomatoes and they taste quite good together.


  • The pesto pasta look’s fantastic,will add the ingredients to my shopping list! Thanks so much!


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