Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

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Penne with pesto sauce is a classic Italian dish that combines the vibrant flavors of fresh basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a comforting meal, this penne with pesto will satisfy your taste buds.

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Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

Calories per Serving: 926.58 kcal
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Macronutrients (per serving):

Carbohydrates: 24.66 g (0.87 oz)
Protein: 48.26 g (1.70 oz)
Fat: 96.14 g (3.39 oz)

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • Handful of Pine Nuts (approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (100 g / 3.53 oz)
  • Fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped (1 large bunch)
  • Olive Oil (1/2 cup / 120 ml)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Penne Pasta (500 g / 17.64 oz)
  • Garlic Cloves (2)
  • Coarse Sea Salt (1 teaspoon)

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare the Pesto Sauce:

  1. Rinse and dry the basil leaves.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves.
  3. In a blender, combine basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Blend until smooth.
  4. Gradually add olive oil while continuing to blend.
  5. Mix in the grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

Cook the Penne:

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Drain in a colander, shake vigorously, and transfer to a mixing bowl.

Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

Combine and Serve:

  1. Toss the cooked penne with the prepared pesto sauce.
  2. Divide into individual plates.
  3. Garnish with additional pine nuts.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

This penne with homemade pesto sauce is a delightful fusion of flavors. Serve it with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete meal. Buon appetito! 🍝🌿

Penne with Homemade Pesto Sauce

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