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Pasta Pesto

Written by Gryphon

If you are looking for a simple but very tasty pasta dish to replace the norm then I would suggest this. The added nuts give this meal an added texture that is subtle but a hit.

Pasta Pesto

This must be the best easiest recipe I have ever seen. I could eat this every single day.
4.68 from 31 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1235kcal


Fresh Pesto


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.

Finishing the dish

  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook your tagliatelle al dente.
  • Use the cooking time of the pasta to sauté your bacon strips.
  • 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.


Sodium: 2547mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 623mg | Cholesterol: 226mg | Calories: 1235kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 44g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Fat: 84g | Protein: 56g | Carbohydrates: 63g