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Pasta with Pesto Sauce (Pasta con Pesto)


  • 2/3 cup packed coarsely chopped basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 ounces uncooked spaghetti or noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Place all ingredients except spaghetti and butter in blender container. Cover and blend on high speed until mixture is of uniform consistency.
  2. Cook spaghetti as directed; drain.
  3. Toss spaghetti with basil mixture and the butter.
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Yields 6 servings.

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