Pasta Con Pesto Alla Melone Recipe

Step 1

Using blender or food processor, grate enough Parmesan chees to make one cup; add basil. The add melted butter, followed by garlic, pine nuts and finally the oil. Allow each ingredient to blend smoothly with the preceding ones, then let stand 1 hour. This is the Pesto Sauce.

Step 2

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Mix pesto with pasta fresh from the boiling water. Do not add too much pesto, but allow each person a chance to adjust flavor by taste, by adding more pesto if desired. Leftover pesto will last for a long time if refrigerated in a plastic container, but do not freeze.

Step 3

A light salad with oil and vinegar dressing and a veal dish go great with this. Pasta Con Pesto is also a versatile accompaniment to a variety of dishes-meat, fish, poultry, etc.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2c Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2c Melted Butter
  • 1/2ea Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 1tb Pine Nuts
  • 3/4c Olive Oil
  • Pasta Capellini/Vermicelli

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