Friday, April 15, 2011

pesto pasta

I was in the mood for pasta last night, so I decided to make one of my favorites...pesto!  This is such an easy and tasty recipe.  Just add your favorite pasta (any will do) and whatever else you like (mushrooms, tomatoes, chicken, etc.) and you have a delicious dish!

pesto recipe:
2 cups basil
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend.
(I told you this was easy!)
so pretty!

Next, I boiled my pasta, sauteed some mushrooms, and sliced up a few grape tomatoes.

Then, I added my pasta to the pan with the sauteed mushrooms and mixed in the pesto sauce.

Just before I was ready to serve I added in the tomatoes.

Garnish with some shredded parmesan and serve!

*This dish is excellent with salad, garlic bread, and wine!*


sarah said...

pesto is my fav it!!

Kelly said...

Thanks Sarah! :)

Kaley said...

Your blog is so colorful and fun! And this recipe looks DELICIOUS and pretty simple. Mmmmm fresh pesto, what a good idea. I'm always looking for ways to make pasta that are a little different than tomato sauce and this looks like perfect fish to try. Thank you for the inspiration!


Kelly said...

Thanks for reading Kaley!
xo! :)

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