Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

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Pesto Pasta Recipe


Pesto Pasta Recipe is easy to make and full of flavor. It tastes good hot or cold!

Here’s a simple recipe for pesto pasta:


  • 1 lb (450g) pasta (spaghetti, linguine, or any other pasta of your choice)
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the pesto. Pesto Pasta Recipe In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil through the feed tube until the pesto is smooth and well-combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta and return it to the pot. Add the pesto and toss until the pasta is well-coated. Serve hot, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and easy-to-make Pesto Pasta Recipe!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. The amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, Pesto Pasta Recipe please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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