Pasta- ½ pound (Any type)
Button mushroom– 2 oz (or small can)
Extra virgin olive oil– 2 tsp
Ingredients to make Pesto sauce:
Basil leaves- 2 cups packed leaves
Pine nuts– ¼ cup
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese – ½ cup (grated)
Extra virgin olive oil- 2/3 cup
Salt and pepper – for seasoning
To make pesto sauce:
Blend basil leaves and pine nuts coarsely in a food processor or blender. Add in olive oil slowly until it mixes well. Pour the sauce in a container and add the cheese and mix well. Add salt and pepper as per your need.
The pesto sauce can be stored as prepared for up to a week in the refrigerator. If you are planning to store the sauce for a longer time, store it without adding cheese. Apparently, if you top the sauce with olive oil and store it in the freezer, the sauce will be good up to three months.
To make the pasta:
Cook the pasta as per the instructions given on the pack. Add mushrooms 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked. Drain and run cold water on the pasta to prevent it from sticking.
Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan, add the pasta and mushrooms and stir well for few minutes. Add 2-3 tbsp of pesto sauce and mix well.
Do not heat the pasta too long after adding the sauce. Mix well and serve immediately!
22 thoughts on “Pesto Pasta”
The PAsta looks too yummy!!! Slurp 😉
Delicious pasta dish…
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Thanks for the visit. Sounds healthy and delicious, I never tried pasta this way but now I should..
Looks mouthwatering.I am yet to make pesto at home
Very new dish. Lovely snaps.
Slurp, thats a droolworthy pesto pasta, makes me hungry..
This looks wonderful! I love that you added mushrooms. This is the type of dish I really would enjoy:)
Thanx for visiting..healthy n yummy pasta,lov pesto a lot….
I love pesto! This looks delicious!
wow, that does look delicious, I love anything with pesto !!!
I love pesto and this pasta looks so inviting!
Wow..well done…This look so absolutely fantabulous..’
Its super yummy Deepti, I love pesto pasta…
Mmm pesto is one of my absolute FAVORITE sauces! It’s such an easy way to liven up any pasta dish.
yummy pasta.. love the sauce…
gorgeous recipe! love your shots as well!
That pasta looks so good!!! I love the mushrooms!
A beautiful picture of the pesto and an equally delicious addition to the pasta!
Looks so yummy pasta dish..loved it.
Lovely pasta and a good sauce to match.
Thanks you guys! I feel really encouraged after reading all these nice comments!.