Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta Delight

Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta Delight

Indulge in a culinary journey with our Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta Delight. This recipe is a celebration of vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients that come together in perfect harmony. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or a cozy weeknight dinner, this dish promises to satisfy your cravings and impress your guests.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (340g) penne pasta
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, diced

Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, gradually add the olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth pesto sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto sauce until well coated.
  5. Gently fold in the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Serve the pasta in individual bowls, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and a sprig of fresh basil.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A symphony of basil, garlic, and Parmesan flavors, this pesto pasta is elevated with the freshness of cherry tomatoes and creamy mozzarella.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 420 | Fat: 25g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g

Savor the essence of Italy in every bite of our Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta Delight. The aromatic basil intertwines with the nutty richness of pine nuts, while the creamy mozzarella creates delightful bursts of flavor. Every forkful is a reminder of the Mediterranean sun and the joy of savoring a well-crafted meal.

As you gather around the table with your loved ones, let this dish spark conversations and create lasting memories. Whether shared with friends or enjoyed in solitude, our pesto pasta delight invites you to experience the magic that happens when simple ingredients are transformed into something extraordinary.

Elevate your cooking adventure with this recipe, and let the symphony of flavors transport you to the heart of Italy, where good food is a way of life. Cheers to good company, great food, and the enchanting journey of creating meals that warm the soul.

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