Spaghetti with pesto | Italian Recipes

Spaghetti with pesto | Italian Recipes

An easy spaghetti recipe with pesto sauce is simple but delicious; it is quick vegan spaghetti recipe that is packed with flavor and a perfect midweek treat.



Ingredients: Spaghetti with pesto | Italian Recipes


Spaghetti                                                            400 g

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated                    200 g

Fresh basil leaves                                              25 g

Pine nuts                                                             6 tbsp

Garlic clove, crushed                                         3 large

Extra virgin olive oil                                          200 ml or as required

Salt                                                                      to taste

Black pepper                                                      to taste

Parmesan cheese, grated                                 to garnish

Fresh basil leaves                                             to garnish



Preparation Method: Spaghetti with pesto | Italian Recipes



To make the pesto: Place the parmesan cheese in a food processor with the basil leaves, pine nuts and garlic and process until well blended.


While grinding, pour in the extra virgin oil until a thick sauce forms. Add a little more oil if the sauce seem too thick. Season the pesto with salt and black pepper.


Transfer to a bowl, covered and store in the refrigerator until required.


Take a large container of little salted water and bring it to a rolling boil. Now add the spaghetti and cook according to the instructions avail at the packet or until ‘al dente’.


Drain the spaghetti thoroughly and return to the pan. Stir in the pesto and toss lightly. Heat through gently then serve the pasta into a warmed serving dish or to individual plates. Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately with extra parmesan cheese.


Spaghetti with pesto is ready, Enjoy with family and friends.

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