Simple Supper Saturday – Pasta with Pesto

It doesn’t get much more simple than a nice pasta with pesto supper. You can use the easy pesto recipe below – it can also be frozen for even quicker meals, be sure to make a double batch! Of course if you don’t even want to go that far there is always store bought pesto sauce. It’s a quick and easy meal either way.


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil and pulse several times in a food processor

2. Slowly add the the olive oil preferably in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Scrape sides, add the grated cheese, a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and pulse a few more times – that’s it!

Serve over fresh pasta (I like mine with a little red pepper and Parmesan sprinkled on top). Serve with garlic bread.