Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta: Fresh Basil Recipe

Indulge in a culinary journey with our exquisite Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta. This recipe is a celebration of vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients, promising a delightful experience for your taste buds.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. penne pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the penne pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, gradually pour in the olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
  4. Season the pesto with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Toss the cooked pasta with the prepared pesto, ensuring even coating.
  6. Serve the pesto pasta with an extra drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Enjoy the explosion of flavors as the aromatic basil blends harmoniously with the richness of Parmesan and the nutty essence of pine nuts. This Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta is not just a dish; it’s a culinary work of art that you can create in the comfort of your kitchen.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 480 | Fat: 34g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g

Indulge in the symphony of flavors that this dish offers, transporting yourself to the sun-kissed Italian countryside with every mouthful of basil-infused pasta. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or savoring it alone, this recipe promises an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of fresh, homemade Italian cuisine.

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