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
Place all ingredients except spaghetti and butter in blender container. Cover and blend on high speed until mixture is of uniform consistency.
Cook spaghetti as directed; drain.
Toss spaghetti with basil mixture and the butter.
Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
Yields 6 servings.