Today is a National holiday if you didn’t know 🙂 It’s National Spaghetti Day! I used to only eat the red sauce spaghetti, but the Pioneer Woman opened my eyes last year when she made her yummy Lemon Spaghetti, and then a friend of mine shared her delicious Chicken Scampi with me, and then Kayla and I started making our own basic Olive Oil, Lemon and Garlic Spaghetti as well. Now, I have a new one to add to the collection — Pesto Spaghetti!
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This pasta is SO good and delicious. You don’t need heavy sauces. You can make your own pesto and then create this delicious and quick dinner.
- 2 tablespoons chopped pine nuts
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cups basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 pinches of pepper
- your favorite spaghetti noodles, fettuccine, angel hair, thin spaghetti, regular spaghetti
- Add to your food processor the pine nuts and garlic through the feed chute while the motor is on. Process until finely minced.
- Add the olive oil and pulse three times. Add basil, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to the processor bowl.
- Process until finely minced, scraping down sides.
- Set the pesto aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and then add pesto to hot pasta.
- Serve hot, cold, or room temperature
So — what is your favorite pasta dish?