Pesto

Pesto
Photo by Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups uncooked penne (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • + 11 more ingredients
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
    • 2 cups uncooked penne (about 8 ounces)
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Romano cheese
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Romano cheese

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until finely minced. Place in a large bowl. Stir in cheeses and butter until blended. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3 tablespoons cooking liquid. Add pasta ...

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    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
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