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Pasta Pesto

A delicious and quick pasta with green pesto. Ideal for those lazy evenings.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 847kcal


  • 2 cups tagliatelle

Fresh Pesto

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 cup pine kernels
  • 1 3/4 oz basil leaves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese freshly grated


Fresh Pesto (you can make this in advance)

  • We'll be using a food processor to make the pesto. Put the garlic, pine kernels and some salt in there and process briefly.
  • Add the basil leaves (but keep some for the presentation) and blend to a green paste.
  • While processing, gradually add the olive oil and finally add the Parmesan cheese.

Finish the dish

  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook your tagliatelle al dente.
  • After about 8 to 10 minutes the pasta should be done. Drain it and put it back in the pot to mix it with the pesto.
  • Present the dish with some fresh basil leaves on top.


Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 5.8mg