Pesto Pasta

Preserving jar of homemade basil pesto
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Make your own pesto for this easy and delicious linguine recipe. It only has five ingredients and takes tn minutes to cook. You can also use the pesto as a spread for sandwiches or a sauce for many other dishes. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb. uncooked linguine pasta
  • 12-oz. container refrigerated basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

1. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain, reserving 1/3 cup pasta cooking water, and return pasta to pot.

2. Stir in basil pesto and cream, tossing gently over low heat until pasta is coated, adding reserved pasta water as necessary to make a sauce.

3. Add grape tomatoes and toss for 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 720
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 275 mg
Carbohydrates 130 g
Dietary Fiber 37 g
Protein 39 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)